Guilt Free Pasta

I love pasta! ย Especially shrimp pasta!

Sadly, pasta doesn’t love me… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย Or my waistline. ย So I’ve looked into alternatives. ๐Ÿ™‚

Making “zoodles” or zucchini noodles has become a quick and easy solution for my problem and my husboo LOVES them! ย He even said he prefers them over traditional noodles! ย #SheWon #WifeSkills #WifeyCanBurn ๐Ÿ˜‰

I got the idea for this recipe from SkinnyTaste. ย My remixed recipe is below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tsps. olive oil
  • McCormickย Basil & Garlic Seasoning Blend (Season to taste– approximately 1 1/2 tbsp.)
  • 8 oz peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 tbsps. mincedย garlic (I like A LOT of garlic and purchase it minced.)
  • 1 largeย zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 lemon (or 6 tbsps. lemon juice)

Directions:

  1. Spiralize the zucchini. Use a large mixing bowl to toss zucchini noodles in 4 tbsp of lemon juice. This will help to keep the noodles from browning. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge. (Keep the leftover lemon juice.)
  2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and the shrimp and season with the McCormick Basil & Garlic Seasoning Blend. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add half of the minced garlic and continue cooking 1 more minute, orBasil and Garlic Zoodles on Fix It With Fran until the shrimp is cooked through and opaque. Set aside on a dish.
  5. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and garlic to the pan, cook 30 seconds then add the zucchini noodles and cook 2 minutes or until the zoodles become limp or “al dente.”
  6. Add the shrimp to the pan and squeeze the other lemon half over the dish. Remove from heat and serve. This should be a large enough dish to divide into servings for two people.
  7. Use leftover lemon juice to top off each plated serving.ย (This final step is optional.)

I used myย WonderEsque Tri Blade Compact Spiralizerย to make these, most recently. I received the spiralizer as a product review and it is really neat. ย It came with its own cleaning brush and is small enough to be stored in a kitchen drawer (unlike my older spiralizers). ย You can see more of its features on Amazon.

WonderEsque Tri Blade Compact Spiralizer Review on Fix_It_With_Fran_dot_com

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