I love pasta! Especially shrimp pasta!
Sadly, pasta doesn’t love me… 😦 Or my waistline. So I’ve looked into alternatives. 🙂
Making “zoodles” or zucchini noodles has become a quick and easy solution for my problem and my husboo LOVES them! He even said he prefers them over traditional noodles! #SheWon #WifeSkills #WifeyCanBurn 😉
I got the idea for this recipe from SkinnyTaste. My remixed recipe is below:
- 1 1/2 tsps. olive oil
- McCormick Basil & Garlic Seasoning Blend (Season to taste– approximately 1 1/2 tbsp.)
- 8 oz peeled and deveined shrimp
- 2 tbsps. minced garlic (I like A LOT of garlic and purchase it minced.)
- 1 large zucchini, spiralized
- 1 lemon (or 6 tbsps. lemon juice)
- 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.)
- Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and the shrimp and season with the McCormick Basil & Garlic Seasoning Blend. Cook 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add half of the minced garlic and continue cooking 1 more minute, or until the shrimp is cooked through and opaque. Set aside on a dish.
- 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.”
- 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.
- Use leftover lemon juice to top off each plated serving. (This final step is optional.)
I used my WonderEsque Tri Blade Compact Spiralizer to make these, most recently. I received the spiralizer as a product review and it is really neat. It came with its own cleaning brush and is small enough to be stored in a kitchen drawer (unlike my older spiralizers). You can see more of its features on Amazon.
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