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spicy garlic shrimp noodles

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Noodles

It should be noted that this spicy garlic shrimp and noodles recipe was inspired from a recipe given to me by a friend.  Now mind you, her recipe called for regular gluten pasta which is high in carbs so I had to ketofy it. Of course this meant choosing a different noodle option.  Admittedly, I’ve tried shitake noodles and zoodles, but I’m not a fan of the texture.  On the other hand, I’ve found healthy noodles are the closest thing to regular pasta thus far.  

Then I discovered that gluten free healthy noodles respond differently to ingredients than gluten noodles.  As a result, my first batch was not only too salty but the color didn’t look very appetizing.  So, I had to adjust the soy/oyster sauce ratios.  In fact, it took three attempts before I finally got the right balance.

Because we are focusing on the Scoville scale the heat in this spicy garlic shrimp and noodles recipe comes via the chili flakes.  Since chili flakes are a combination of ancho and cayenne peppers, the level of heat ranks at medium low.  In other words 3-4 on a scale of 1-10.   As a lightweight, I found this amount of heat pretty tolerable.  However if this is too much heat you can always tone it down by adding sour cream or yogurt.  Another option is to have a glass of milk on standby.  


Spicy Garlic Shrimp Noodles

  • Author: Andie Cumber
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Keto



1 pack healthy noodles
½ pound large shrimp deveined
5 Tbsp butter olive oil
4 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 tsp chili flakes
½ Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
½ tsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp finely sliced scallions

Garlic oil
4 Tbsp butter olive oil
6 Garlic cloves


  1. Slice all the garlic cloves thinly
  2. For the garlic oil place the butter olive oil and garlic into a small saucepan and cook the garlic over medium heat.  Once the garlic starts to sizzle, cook for 2-3 minutes until golden around the edges.  Scoop out the garlic and set aside in a heat proof bowl for later (the garlic will continue cooking and turn golden brown)
  3. Rinse the healthy noodles 
  4. In a large frying pan add the additional butter olive oil, shrimp, chili flakes and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side then remove the shrimp.  Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, healthy noodles and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Mix in the parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve the noodles on a plate then top with the shrimp, scallions and garlic



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  • Serving Size: small plate
  • Calories: 850
  • Sugar: 0.478g
  • Sodium: 728g
  • Fat: 114 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.574g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g Net
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Protein: 58g
  • Cholesterol: 437mg