Paleo Shrimp Scampi

Spread the love

Paleo Shrimp Scampi is not only quick and easy to make but what makes this dish shine are the fresh ingredients… a perfect summertime dish!

We made a couple of substitutions to this classic Italian dish and replaced the butter with ghee, wine with chicken broth and of course we had a few options for the pasta. You can do spaghetti squash, but I feel the sweetness will overpower the shrimp, you can make our Real Deal Pasta in Healthy Comforts, you can purchase any grain/gluten free pasta you desire, we decided on thin julienned zucchini (swipe to see my favourite kitchen gadget from @aussiekitchengadgetscanada . Zucchini has a delicate texture and flavour that allows the shrimp to take center stage… so delicious!

Paleo Shrimp Scampi



  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined. 
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1-2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 2-3 zucchinis, spiralized or julienned



  • Prepare the zucchini noodles and set aside.
  • Place a large pan on the stove over med-high heat. Add the ghee and olive oil. Once heated through, add the shrimp, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and cook for one minute per side or until pink.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a dish. In the skillet add the garlic, chili flakes, lemon juice and chicken broth.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes then add the shrimp back to the pan.
  • Plate the zucchini, top with shrimp and broth. Toss together and serve immediately.