Shrimp and Noodles

Best paleo shrimp noodles

Flavorful pesto, plump shrimp, and succulent zucchini noodles make this dish worth repeating.

The best shrimp dinner that I ever experienced, a loooong time ago, was a plate of angel hair noodles tossed in a creamy sauce and dotted with butter-soaked shrimp. It was so enjoyable that I still think about it, occasionally, over a decade later!

Since cutting out grains and dairy, I needed to come up with a recipe that incorporated plump shrimp+creamy sauce+noodles. This recipe does the trick, with macnut pesto contributing a butter, creaminess over succulent zucchini noodles. Enjoy!

Shrimp and Noodles
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 2 reviews

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Serves 4


For the Noodles:
  1. Run a vegetable peeler along each zucchini until you reach the seeds, to create long, flat noodles. Place your zucchini noodles in a bowl.
For the Pesto:
  1. Place the macadamia nuts, basil leaves, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse until well combined while drizzling in the olive oil.
  2. Peel and devein the shrimp, pulling off the tail and then the rest of the shell.
For the Shrimp and Noodles:
  1. Heat a pot of water under a steamer basket. Steam your noodles for about 5 minutes, until tender. Remove to a medium bowl.
  2. Steam the shrimp for 3 minutes, until fully pink.
  3. Combine the noodles with the pesto and top with warm shrimp. Serve and enjoy!

Calories: 328     Fat: 28 g     Carbohydrates: 15 g     Sodium: 85 mg     Fiber: 8 g     Protein: 12 g    
Best paleo shrimp noodles

You could make the pesto and noodles the day before to save on time!



  • Bill February 4, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Looks delicious.

  • Jennifer K. May 25, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Zoodles are the best thing to happen to me. I can’t wait to try it with this pesto sauce. Looks so good!

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