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Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers and Pesto Recipe

Atkins Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers and Pesto
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 4 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 medium Zucchini
  • 1 oz Roasted Bell Peppers
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 1/2 lb Shrimp
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 2 fl oz Sauvignon Blanc Wine
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/4 serving Basil Pesto


Use the Atkins recipe for Basil Pesto as a marinade, you will need 1 tablespoon. 
  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp pesto, oil and 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice (2 teaspoons). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange zucchini cut into slices, overlapping slightly, on a platter.
  2. Top with roasted red pepper cut into strips and drizzle pesto mixture on top. Cover and let stand at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
  3. Heat butter and oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until foam subsides. Add shrimp and saute, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink and slightly golden, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add minced garlic and sauté until aroma is released, about 1 minute. 
  5. Add wine, parsley, remaining lemon juice (1 teaspoon), salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer to heat through. Serve immediately.

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)