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Today let’s make something healthy, low-carb, and super tasty. If you eat this every day, you could actually lose weight. This is my shrimp zucchini boat recipe!


Serving: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

For the zucchini boats:
12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 medium zucchini
1 ½ cups baby corn, minced
6 pieces shiitake mushrooms, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Pinch of white pepper

For the gravy:
½ cup chicken stock, unsalted
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water


To prepare:

  • Use a knife to carefully butterfly the deveined shrimp, and slice a hole in the middle. Remove the nerve cord of the shrimp on the bottom.  Insert the tail through the hole. Do the same with the rest.
  • Trim off the ends of the zucchini, cut it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the flesh. Do the same with the other ones. Mince the flesh and reserve for the filling.
  • To make the filling, in a bowl, add the reserved green zucchini flesh, baby corn (baby corn is corn that has not matured yet, so it has significantly fewer carbohydrates but is high in fiber.) shiitake mushrooms, ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and white pepper. Mix well.

To assemble:

  • Place the filling in a pastry bag or a Ziploc bag. Trim off the tip.
  • Squeeze the filling in the zucchini boats.

To steam:

  • In a steamer over high heat, bring water to a boil. Transfer the zucchini boats inside, cover the lid, and steam for 8 minutes.
  • Uncover the lid, and add 3 pieces of shrimp to each zucchini boat. Over high heat, cover the lid, and steam until completely cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove the zucchini boat, and reserve the liquid inside the plate.

To make the gravy and serve:

  • In a small pan over medium heat, return the liquid from inside the plate, chicken stock, and oyster sauce. Whisk, and bring it to a simmer. Pour in the cornstarch slurry (2 teaspoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water.) Stir until the sauce is thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the zucchini boats and enjoy!

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