Zucchini Shrimp
30 Min

Zucchini Shrimp

Zucchini is a great canvas for all kinds of flavors. It absorbs the juices from the shrimp in this recipe and makes for a delicious and healthy bite.
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Cook Time

30 Minutes



Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss zucchini with 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until the color is golden, then remove from the oven. Cool.
Step 2
Marinate the shrimp with turmeric, amchur, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Step 3
If using a good convection oven, the zucchini should be golden on all sides. If not, flip the zucchini slices over (now the tops of the zucchini should be golden). Spread a bit of cream cheese, top with a small dab of mango/lime chutney and 2 to 3 marinated shrimp. Repeat with the rest of the zucchini slices.
Step 4
Place the tray of zucchini in the oven for another 2 to 3 minutes. The shrimp should be cooked; however, even if it appears slightly undone, turn the oven off and let the tray remain in the oven for another 2 to 3 minutes before removing it.
Step 5
Decorate with cilantro sprigs before serving.
2 large zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch wheels
3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup tiny peeled and deveined shrimp
Pinch of ground turmeric
1 tablespoon amchur powder
1/2 cup cream cheese
2 to 3 tablespoons lime or mango chutney
Cilantro for garnish

Notes & Variations

  • Replace the zucchini with crab — reduce the cooking time by half.
  • Replace mango chutney with lime pickle, pesto, zatar, or harissa.
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