Regardless, it was delicious--and totally healthy. Lots of good veggies and herbs, healthy fats, and even some protein. If you're not a shrimp eater, feel free to sub out with chicken, beef, beans, or whatever strikes your fancy. It's all good! Enjoy!
BIG GADGETS NEEDED:
- Food Processor (or Magic Bullet!)
FOR THE ZOODLES
- 2-3 Zucchini, washed, ends trimmed and zucchini cut in half
- Coconut oil/Avocado Oil (if heating your zoodles)
FOR THE "PESTO"
- 1 to 2
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
FOR THE SHRIMP
- Coconut oil
- Garlic Powder
- Chopped cherry tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- Wash and dry your zucchini. Trim the ends. Cut in half. Prep a plate with a paper towel to catch your freshly spiralized zoodles.
- Use the "spaghetti" blade and make your zoodles.
- Pat zoodles dry with paper towels
- Now let the zoodles sit and go make your pesto
- Take all pesto ingredients and add them to your food processor. Blend. Yup. It's that easy.
- Heat up your fry pan. Add the oil. Add the shrimp.
- Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Cook until just firm.
- Squeeze a little lemon on top. Remove pan from heat. Take shrimp out of the pan, put them on a plate.
HEATING ZOODLES (Optional)
- Choice is yours. If you're a David Wolfe follower, maybe you like your zoodles crunchy and raw. Me? I like them just warm with a slight snap.
- So...if you're like me, take your shrimp pan and wipe it out carefully with a paper towel. Please do not burn yourself. That would not be cool (literally).
- Throw a little coconut or avocado oil into the pan and heat to medium high. Once the pan is hot, toss in your zoodles and stir them around for 2 mins. (They will still be a little crunchy.)
- Do not overcook or you'll have a mushy mess. Nobody wants that.
- Put a little pesto over the top of your zoodles (if the pesto isn't runny enough, you can always add a little warm water to thin it out--there's totally enough flavor in there to do this) and mix it in.
- Shrimp goes on top.
Maybe add some chopped cherry tomatoes on top and if you want to look extra fancy add a little sprig of basil. Enjoy!