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Greek Shrimp Zoodles

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Keto Mediterranean
Keyword: Shrimp Zoodles
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 12 medium shrimps cleaned from the shell
  • 1 small spring onion
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp goat butter alternatively use grass-fed cow's butter
  • 2/3 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red paprika flakes
  • 2 tsp Ouzo Alternatively finely chopped fennel leaves
  • 1/3 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried peppermint
  • 1/3 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 3 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 6 tbsp sparkling mineral water

Topping

  • 2 tbsp goat or sheep Feta cheese full-fat

Instructions

  • If you are using fresh shrimps, clean them from the shells gently not to destroy the shape. If you are using frozen shrimps, defrost them before cooking but not in the microwave. The safest way would be to leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In a deep frying pan, add olive oil and heat it over medium temperature. Saute finely chopped spring onion and garlic in olive oil and add the shrimps. Turn them gently so that they don't lose the shape. Add 2 tbsp sparkling mineral water and reduce the heat.
  • Add salt, pepper and all the spices. Now add 4 more tbsp sparkling mineral water and stir gently. After 3-4 minutes add cherry tomato halves and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer the sauce in a metallic or ceramic bowl. Don't wash the pan because you will use it for the zoodles.
  • Wash zucchini with warm water! Using a spiraliser or vegetable peeler, create thin noodles from zucchini. Do not peel them, the green peel will add a nice colour and it's rich in minerals. Place the zoodles in a metallic strainer.
  • Immerse the strainer with zoodles into a deep pot with boiling water. Keep them there for exactly 30 seconds then strain well. Melt the butter in the same frying pan you prepared the shrimps in, and then transfer the zoodles. Top them with shrimps and vegetable. Reduce the heat and let them cook for 1 minute.
  • At this point pour Ouzo all over the pan. If you are experienced with FlambĂ©ing, it would be ideal to let the Ouzo create a small flame by exposing the pan to a small flame from a match or flame-thrower. If not, it's fine, the alcohol will evaporate. 
  • Before serving, add some Feta crumbles on top.