Greek Shrimp with Zucchini

As we reached the end of this holiday weekend, we did not feel like putting a huge amount of effort into dinner so that we could enjoy these last few hours of freedom. This meal is very typical fare around these parts. I am a big fan of zucchini “noodles”, which is simply julienned zucchini, cooked al dente, but it gives the mouth feel of a pasta dish.  We finished off this meal with a slice of Primal Strawberry-Banana Pie, a great recipe I found at


1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

4-5 medium zucchini, julienned very small, about the size of spaghetti

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid (14 oz.)

1 can black olives (14 oz.)

1 can artichoke hearts (14 oz.)

1/4 cup capers

2 cups fresh spinach

1/2 tsp red chili flake

1 tsp fresh oregano

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

splash vermouth or white wine

1 tbsp olive oil or ghee


Heat olive oil or ghee in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender. Add chili flake and stir for about a minute. Add artichokes and olives and cook for another minute. Deglaze with a splash of vermouth or white wine.

When that has cooked down, add the diced tomatoes, capers, and oregano. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Add julienned zucchini and  lemon juice and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and then the spinach, once shrimp is just cooked through.  Salt and pepper to taste and serve with a fresh squeeze of lemon.


2 responses to “Greek Shrimp with Zucchini

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