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Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles

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These cucumber noodles are paired with fragrant garlic shrimp in this delicious low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly meal!

Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles - a fragrant low carb, gluten free, and keto meal!


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I've mentioned zoodles (zucchini noodles) many times on this blog – but have you tried coodles? Yes, that's noodles made from cucumber! They pair perfectly with the wonderfully fragrant garlic shrimp.

If you love garlic shrimp as much as I do, make sure to check out my low carb recipes for Baked Egg with Garlic Shrimp and Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Shirataki Noodles!

How to Make Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles

Prepare the cucumber noodles by using a spiralizer, julienne peeler or preferred method. I absolutely love this Microplane Spiral Cutter! It has two different size options and automatically removes the seeds as you twist the cucumber into the cutter. 
Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles - a fragrant low carb, gluten free, and keto meal!
 
It's pretty easy to clean and it took me less than two minutes to prepare the coodles with this tool!
Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles - a fragrant low carb, gluten free, and keto meal!
 
To remove as much water from the coodles as possible, place them in a colander over a sink and squeeze the liquid out. Paper towels are also useful!
 
Add some oil to a large skillet, then add some minced garlic or garlic paste. Fry for a few minutes, then add some raw shrimp (shell removed but you can keep the tail on if you prefer), and a little white wine. Continue cooking until the shrimp are cooked through.
 
When the shrimp are cooked, add the cucumber and some sliced green onions to the pan, and cook for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.
Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles - a fragrant low carb, gluten free, and keto meal!
 
Use a slotted spoon to serve the cucumber and shrimp. Season with salt and black pepper – and I also like to add a few shakes of red pepper flakes for a little bonus heat and flavor!
Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles - a fragrant low carb, gluten free, and keto meal!
 
Serve this dish as a delicious light lunch, or add some cauliflower mash and serve it as an main meal.

Here are my top tips to ensure your final dish is not too watery:

As I'm sure you're aware, cucumber has a very high water content. So make sure to take some or all of these steps!

  • Do not include the seeds of the cucumber when making the noodles
  • After the “coodles” have been made, squeeze as much excess water out as possible by using a colander over a sink and/or paper towels
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer everything from the pan to a serving plate or bowl

Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles - a fragrant low carb, gluten free, and keto meal!

Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles

Garlic Shrimp with Cucumber Noodles

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Cucumber noodles are paired with fragrant garlic shrimp in this delicious low carb, gluten free, and keto friendly meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp minced garlic or garlic paste
  • 12 oz raw shrimp, de-veined and peeled, tail-on if preferred
  • 1 tbs white wine
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cucumber noodles using a spiralizer, julienne peeler or preferred method.
  2. Remove as much excess liquid from the "coodles" as possible by squeezing them in a colander over the sink and/or paper towels.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet, then add the garlic. Fry for a few minutes, then add the shrimp and white wine. Continue cooking until the shrimp are cooked through.
  4. When the shrimp are cooked, add the cucumber and green onions to the pan, and cook for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to serve the cucumber and shrimp. Season with salt and black pepper and garnish with red pepper flakes, if using.

Notes

6g net carbs per serving

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 227Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 214mgSodium 1344mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 24g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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