Cedar Plank Shrimp Over Alfredo Zoodles

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Grilled cedar plank shrimp over Alfredo zoodles is a fantastic way to enjoy a fancy dinner at home. You know I love grilled cedar plank salmon, so why not make a fun recipe with cedar plank shrimp? Katie and I have been experimenting with better-for-you recipes, and I’ve come up with an easy shrimp marinade that uses Mazola® Corn Oil, because a clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.

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Changing things up and swapping out ingredients to make our meals fresher and lighter is really easy to do. Rather than our go-to weeknight meal, meatballs and pasta, we’re making Alfredo zoodles – zucchini noodles and shrimp!

Swapping out pasta noodles and replacing them with zucchini noodles makes for a fresher flavor, and lighter overall meal. Plus, making zoodles is fun! Shrimp instead of meatballs, well I don’t need to tell you which one is better for you.

Cedar Plank Shrimp and Grilled Zucchini Noodles, Zoodles.

We will not be pan frying the shrimp either, we will however be dipping them in a tasty marinade that includes Mazola Corn Oil (rather than EVOO), butter, garlic, paprika and salt – then grilling them on a cedar plank. Corn oil is an all-purpose cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy choice for our family.

Grilling Cedar Plank Shrimp Recipe

So what do you say, let’s get to the recipe!

Cedar Plank Shrimp + Alfredo Zoodles

Okay guys, let’s get our ingredients together and get to grilling our cedar plank shrimp and zoodles. Trust me, this recipe is super easy, and fun to make too!

Ingredients

  • 8 extra large shrimp; peeled & deveined
  • 3 large zucchini; spiralized
  • 1/4 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 tbs melted butter
  • 1 tbs Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cedar plank – soaked in water for two hours before cooking
  • 4 wood skewers – soaked in water for 30 minutes before cooking

Now the fun part, making zoodles and cedar plank shrimp. This recipe makes two servings, scale it up if you need to make more.

Directions

Soak Cedar Plank In Water

The first thing you’re going to do is soak your cedar plank in water for two hours. Soaking your plank reduces the risk of it flaming up on your grill and for the record, I’ve never had a cedar plank flame up, but I always have a water spritz bottle close by just in case.

You also want to soak your wood skewers in water for 30 minutes before grilling.

Now that we’re done soaking our wood, we can get onto the food!

Spiralize Your Zucchini

Spiralize your zucchini into a colander, and then place the colander on a plate or in the sink, excess water will drain out, then salt them liberally.

Making Zoodles with Vegetable Spiralizer

The salt draws a lot of the moisture out of the zucchini noodles, after 20 minutes rinse the salt off with water and pat them dry with paper towel.

Marinate Your Shrimp

While the zoodles are having their moisture content reduced with salt for 20 minutes, we prepare our cedar plank shrimp by resting them in a marinade. Mix the Mazola Corn Oil, butter, garlic, paprika, and salt in a bowl, add the shrimp, making sure they all get a nice coating – a very simple marinade that tastes great!

Cedar Plank Shrimp Marinating

The cedar plank shrimp has been resting in the marinade, and the zoodles are ready, let’s get grilling! Preheat the barbecue grill to 350 degrees F. on high med-heat, and then reduce the heat to medium and maintain the temperature.

Note: Preheat your cast iron skillet with the grill, it’s always good to heat cast iron slowly.

While the grill is preheating, prepare the shrimp by sliding two skewers through each, creating two sets of four shrimp. Using two skewers makes it easier to handle and flip if necessary, and avoids creating ‘spinners’.

Cook Your Zoodles

Coat your cast iron skillet with Mazola Corn Oil, I like to stick a fork in a half onion, dip it in the oil and then rub it onto the skillet to get a nice oil coating and prevent sticking.

Oil grill and cast iron skillet with Mazola Corn Oil on Onion

Add your zoodles into the skillet and also place the cedar plank on the grill for preheating at this time. Cook for 5 minutes with the grill lid closed, stirring the zoodles every couple minutes or so.

Zoodles in cast iron skillet on barbecue grill.

NOTE: Zoodles take about 10 minutes to cook, pre-heating the cedar plank takes 5 minutes and cooking the shrimp takes 5 minutes. Begin heating the pre-soaked cedar plank when you start cooking the zucchini zoodles and everything will be done at relatively the same time.

Cedar plank grilled shrimp with Alfredo sauce and zoodles.

Grill Cedar Plank Shrimp

Five minutes into cooking the zoodles, flip the plank and begin to cook your shrimp!

Cedar Plank Shrimp on the Grill

Cook for 5 minutes with the lid closed. Though not necessary, you may flip your shrimp half way through the cook time to better impart the cedar wood flavor.

Zoodles, zucchini noodles on cast iron skillet on BBQ grill

Finish Off Shrimp and Alfredo Zoodles

At the 8 minute mark, add your Alfredo sauce to your zoodles, stirring/tossing the sauce in to coat all the noodles.

Zucchini noodles grilled on cast iron skillet

Once the shrimp is cooked, your meal is ready to be served! Simply split the zoodles into two bowls, top with the shrimp, and voila!

Cedar Plank Shrimp over Alfredo Zoodles

You have a wicked delicious and fancy meal for two at home.

Cedar plank shrimp cooked on the grill with Alfredo zucchini noodles.

Yes, this will score you some major brownie points with your wife 😉

Why Mazola Corn Oil?

We’re using Mazola Corn Oil rather than EVOO because it’s a smart heart-healthy option that has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavor of your food stand out. Perfect for baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing, it really is very versatile.

Alfredo Zoodles with Shrimp made with Mazola Corn Oil

Rounding things off, Mazola Corn Oil has a smoke point higher than most cooking oils at 450°F making it great for stir-frying, sautéing, grilling and even baking. Most people don’t realize that the smoke point is like the point of no return, it can affect the flavor of the food and it’s nutritional value, so the higher smoke point is great.

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Cedar Plank Shrimp Over Alfredo Zoodles

Cedar plank shrimp grilled and served with Alfredo zoodles; zucchini noodles.

30 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 extra large shrimp; peeled & deveined
  • 3 large zucchini; spiralized
  • 1/4 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 tbs melted butter
  • 1 tbs Mazola Corn Oil
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cedar plank - soaked in water for two hours before cooking
  • 4 wood skewers - soaked in water for 30 minutes before cooking

Instructions

    Zoodles
  • Spiralize your zucchini into a colander; salt liberally and set aside for 20 minutes
  • Rinse salt off zucchini, pat dry with paper towel
  • Preheat cast iron skillet on grill and coat with Mazola Corn Oil
  • Cook zoodles in your cast iron skillet, tossing a couple of times, for 10 minutes or until tender; add Alfredo sauce during the last few minutes.
  • Shrimp
  • In a bowl mix Mazola Corn Oil, butter, garlic, paprika, and salt - add shrimp to bowl and coat them well
  • Double skewer the shrimp into two sets of four
  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees F, place the soaked plank on grill and close the lid; preheat the plank on the grill for 5 minutes, flip the plank and then add the shrimp
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until the flesh is milky white or opaque and firm and the outside of the shrimp is a mild pink. Finished internal temp should be 120 degrees F
  • If you'd like to flip the skewers, you may do so half way through. This can help impart more cedar flavor.
  • Split zoodles into two service, add your shrimp and enjoy!

Notes

Zoodles take 10 minutes to cook, pre-heating the cedar plank takes 5 minutes and cooking the shrimp takes 5 minutes. Begin heating the pre-soaked cedar plank when you start cooking the zucchini zoodles and everything will be done at relatively the same time.

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gluten free
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