Sauteed shrimp with zucchini
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Sautéed Shrimp with Zucchini

This sautéed shrimp with zucchini showcases natural sweetness of shrimps and zucchini. The addition of garlic and lemon juice makes the dish flavorful and delicious. It is a quick and easy one-pan meal for busy days.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2 people
Author: Sophie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (about half a lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, optional
  • finely chopped parsley, optional (or other herbs)
  • olive oil
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add shrimps, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and plenty of black pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  • Roll-cut zucchinis to match the thickness of the shrimps. Also prep all other ingredients.
    Ingredients for sauteed shrimp zucchini
  • Place a pan over medium-medium high heat. When pan is hot, add oil and then add shrimps in one layer and let them cook undisturbed for a minute. Flip and cook the other side until develop nice colors and shrimps are almost cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  • To the same pan, add a little more olive oil and then add zucchini. Sauté, stir frequently for a couple of minutes and add 3/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper (or to taste).
    Sauteed zucchini
  • Add shrimps back to the pan, and add garlic. Mix and sauté until garlic is fragrant.
  • When everything is fully cooked, pour lemon juice over and add butter (if using). Mix well to combine everything and then transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle parsley and serve hot immediately.

Notes

  • Some shrimps may be saltier than others, so adjust the amount of salt to your taste.