Shrimp & Scallop Scampi Zoodles – Delishar

Cutting down on carbs can be a pretty challenging transition. However, that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring and tasteless. Whenever I mention low-carb or carb-free diet to a friend who wants to lose weight for eat a little better. Their respond would be more or less the same, along the lines of: “How to?! No carbs, I’ll die, and die hungry!” or “Then eat salad everyday?! I can’t survive on leaves!”

I admit, even I find it difficult to give up or cut down on carbs. Carbohydrate is very comforting to me, especially rice. I love my rice, my hot steaming white rice. However, I started limiting my consumption of refine carbs like white rice ever since I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes when I was pregnant with my 2nd. Diabetes runs in my family, and I got really concern about consuming too much refine carbs. That’s because refined carbohydrates are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing risky spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. Fortunately, my blood sugar went back to normal after the birth of my little one. 

So every now and then, I find ways to substitute the carbohydrate portion of our meals. The husband loves it when I do that, because that’d mean that we are eating a little better and not rapidly growing our love-handles! lol! My girls have no idea that they are missing out on their usual noodles or rice, and they consume a double portion of greens. So that’s definitely a win for mom! 


Here, I substituted pasta noodles for zucchini noodles. I used a spiralizer to get my zoodles, as shown in the top picture which I got from Amazon. It works like a sharpener to shred the zucchini into long noodle like strands.


But a shredder, like the one in the picture above will work as well. That can be easily purchased from any household/kitchenware store. Here are some other zoodle recipes that I’ve shared in the past. Miso Cod with Asian Zoodles, Carrot Zucchini Noodles with Tangy Ricotta Sauce, and Avocado Cream Zoodles with Lime Parsley Shrimp.


Shrimp & Scallop Scrampi Zoodles


  • 2 large zucchini spiralized or shredded into noodles
  • 16 large shrimp shelled and cleaned
  • 1 cup bay scallops about 24 pcs, thawed if frozen
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 cup 120ml white wine / chicken stock / seafood stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon about 2 tbsp
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Additional chopped parsley to garnish
  • Season prawn and bay scallops with salt and pepper.

  • Heat pan n medium high, add olive oil

  • When oil is hot, add shrimp and scallops, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.

  • Remove and set aside.

  • In the same pan, add melt butter.

  • Saute shallot and garlic until fragrant and add chilli flakes.

  • Saute for another 30 seconds, then deglaze pan with white wine/stock.

  • Add lemon zest, bring to boil, lower heat to a simmer and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

  • Then add in parmesan cheese to thicken sauce, then add in shrimp and scallops.

  • Toss to combine, season to taste, and remove from heat.

  • Stir in lemon juice and 1 tbsp chopped parsley.

  • Plate zoodles on serving plate and pour sauce, shrimp & scallops over zoodles.

You can toss your zucchini noodles in the sauce if you like it soften. We like it raw for a little more crunch.

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One Pan Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Skillet (Keto, Whole 30, Paleo) – Delishar

When the weekend rolls in, I used to be a little conflicted with wanting to stock up my fridge with fresh ingredients and using up whatever is left in my fridge. I can be quite challenging at times especially when there are changes in plans which can result in a fridge with more or fewer scraps and pieces of produce to work with. 


Slowly, I grew to like ‘clear out weekends’. It allowed me to think on my feet and be creative with leftovers in my fridge. The purge and emptied fridge make the stocking up experience all the more enjoyable. Oh, the little things in life that make me so happy.

While I was digging through my fridge over a weekend, a popular video recipe that I saw on FB immediately came to mind. Inspired by that, I made my version of Shrimp and Sausage Cajun Skillet. This recipe is extremely easy to put together, takes no time at all to cook, and works well with whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. Swap out the sausages for chicken, I’m sure it’ll turn out great too!

One Pan Cajun Skillet (Keto, Whole 30, Paleo)

  • 10 large shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 2 compliant sausages sliced
  • 1 medium sized zucchini sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper diced
  • 1/4 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices
  • Parsley chopped to garnish
  • In a bowl add the shrimp, and toss with 1 tsp of cajun seasonsing.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high.

  • Cook zucchini, and set aside.

  • In the same pan, add onion, peppers, and sausages to cook for 3-5 minutes.

  • Then add garlic, shrimp, zucchini, and seasonings.

  • Cook until shrimp is cooked through.

  • Remove from heat, spritz in a little lemon juice and toss.

  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

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