Grilled Marinated Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

One of our favorite treats in this house is shrimp. It is the one thing that I know will be a hit every time with all five of us. I often make Linguine with Shrimp Scampi but I decided to lighten it up a bit and grill it this time. Of course, grilling requires a delicious marinade, so I turned to my good friend, The Barefoot Contessa and her recipe for Grilled Herbed Shrimp.

garlic marinated shrimp and zucchini noodles

Inspired by my friend April at Mama Loves Food, I decided to make zucchini noodles in lieu of pasta. Just last week, after reading her post, I ordered this Julienne Peeler so I was all set. I couldn’t believe how easy it was.

It was the perfect light, summer meal. Here’s the recipe.

Grilled Marinated Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles
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Delicious, light and healthy summer dinner! Low carb, gluten free and nutritious!
Serves: 6 servings
Grilled Marinated Shrimp
  • 2 pounds large shrimp (12 to 15 per pound), peeled and deveined, tail on
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small-diced
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup good olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
Zucchini Noodles
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients and pour them over the shrimp in a big bowl.
  2. Let them marinate at room temp for an hour or two. (Alternately, they can marinate in the fridge overnight.)
  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on a side or just until they turn pink.
  4. Meanwhile, use the julienne peeler to make zucchini noodles.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a saute pan over medium heat.
  6. Add the zucchini and mix it around for 5-10 minutes or until it's cooked through.
  7. Serve immediately.



  1. Teresa says

    I am always looking for new recipes since we have so much zucchini popping out of our garden. Can’t wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  2. Lori says

    I’ll definitely try the zucchini noodles–what a great idea! I tried a new shrimp recipe this week. It was the Pioneer Woman’s Firecracker Shrimp. It was DELICIOUS and super easy. Would highly recommend it if you like spicy food!

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