Sunday, January 8, 2012

Low Carb Shrimp Scampi w/ Miracle Noodles


This is a super low carb/low fat version of one of my personal favorites. Lemon and garlic work so well with the shrimp you don't need butter or oil to make it taste great!


Shrimp Scampi
  • 200 grams peeled, deveined, tail off shrimp (211 calories)
  • 2 packages Miracle Noodles
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil (240 calories)
  • 1/3 cup Chicken Broth (5 calories)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced or minced (16 calories)
  • about 1/4 cup diced white Onion (24 calories)
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parsley, chopped (11 calories)
  • juice of 1 Lemon (12 calories)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest (1 calorie)
  • 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (2 calories)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Preparation & Cooking Instructions

Prepare the Miracle Noodles by draining the packets and rinsing the noodles with hot water until the fishy smell is gone. Let drain in colander. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook and additional minute, stirring. Add in the shrimp (raw or cooked will work here), lemon juice and zest, chicken broth, and seasonings. When the noodles have released their excess water toss into the shrimp mixture and cook over medium-high heat until the sauce has thickened a bit and the whole mixture becomes fragrant. Turn off the heat and stir in the parsley. Serve up and enjoy!

This makes two servings, each is just 261 calories but would only be 141 calories without the coconut oil! ^_^

16 comments:

thriftyschoolmarm said...

What is a miracle noodle? I have never heard of these.

The Hungry Housewife said...

Miracle noodles? Whaaa? 

Amyepalmacci said...

Ohmygoodess, I can only read your blog after I have lunch because you always make me so hungry! This looks delicious!!

Pam said...

It looks really delicious.  I've never heard of miracle noodles.

Superfood Sisters said...

The shrimp looks awesome!!  Might even try with spaghetti squash!

Joanne said...

What a great dish! I love that it's SO MUCH food for so few calories!

Beavercat said...

It looks so scrumptious! I'm definitely going to try this one day! 

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Em (WIne and Butter) said...

I have no idea what miracle noodles are but this combo looks fantastic! I love the idea of combining garlic, lemon and coconut oil! Its like east meets west! I think my french food trained chef may be suspicious at first, so I may make it and then make him guess :)! 

Healthy & Homemade said...

Miracle Noodles are made out of konjac root, so they're pure fiber. They're a great addition to any stir fry or soup, and a good replacement for pasta in some Italian dishes =D

Healthy & Homemade said...

Miracle Noodles are made out of konjac root, so they're pure fiber. They're a great addition to any stir fry or soup, and a good replacement for pasta in some Italian dishes =D

Healthy & Homemade said...

Hahaha! I'm the same way, I have to eat while I'm reading blogs otherwise it's torture!!!

Healthy & Homemade said...

Miracle Noodles are made out of konjac root, so they're pure fiber. They're a great addition to any stir fry or soup, and a good replacement for pasta in some Italian dishes =D

Healthy & Homemade said...

That would be delicious. I miss spaghetti squash, it's not in my diet because of the carbs =(

Healthy & Homemade said...

It's a total fake out, and super filling because of all the fiber in the noodles. Sneaky sneaky!!

Healthy & Homemade said...

Thanks for reading, I'll check out your blog soon! :)

Healthy & Homemade said...

Miracle Noodles are made out of konjac root, so they're pure fiber. They're a great addition to any stir fry or soup, and a good replacement for pasta in some Italian dishes =D The coconut oil is flavorless unless you buy extra virgin coconut oil. So if you're doing a thai dish or fusion dish the extra virgin oil will give you that coconut flavor :)