“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The new year begins on a 'healthy' note ... good clean food and a heartfelt wish for feeding more posts on my thirsting blog ...
SHRIMP SCAMPI with 'ZOODLES'
~ Lemon, garlic, and shrimp served atop a bed of 'zoodles' ... a carb lovers alternative to 'noodles'. Spiralizers are the hit for foodies wanting lower calories and/or less carbs in diet. Trust me, no flavor is lost in the prep of this easy tasty dish.
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. shelled, deveined shrimp
4-5 chopped garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
sea salt and coarse black pepper to taste
1/4 cup white wine
juice of 1 lemon plus grated zest
3 'spiralized' zucchini (put in colander to rest, drain, and pat as much liquid as possible)
chopped fresh parsley to taste
freshly grated Parmesan Cheese to taste
- Heat butter and olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until frothing. Add garlic and pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add shrimp and cook about 2-3 minutes, tossing as needed, until cooked and pink on all sides. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground coarse pepper. Remove shrimp from pan, leaving all liquid, and set aside.
- Add wine and lemon juice to deglaze pan and simmer for 2 minutes or so. Add zucchini noodles and cook about 2 minutes or until crunchy tender. Add shrimp, lemon zest, and parsley, tossing all together. Test for seasoning.
- Serve garnished with additional parsley and grated Parmesan Cheese.