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Zucchini Noodles with Shrimps and Goat Cheese

Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles with shrimps and goat cheese is the ideal light dinner for summer. Easy and simple to make, yet very delicious!

Some say zucchini, some say courgette ๐Ÿ™‚ Either way, zucchini noodles, also known as “zoodles” are a great alternative to pasta and they taste great. It is also a healthier version of pasta if you are trying to cut back on carbs. The pasta is replaced with fresh spiralized zucchini and be eaten raw or fried.

There are different ways to make zucchini noodles. You could use a julienne peeler, a mandoline or a spiralizer. The most common one these days is a spiralizer. I personally use a hand spiralizer and love it. It is small and it stores away easily. Double win! There are different spiralizers for every budget. But don’t go too cheap on them as you want sharp blades.

How to make zucchini noodles?

Simply rinse the zucchinis. Cut off the edges and pop it in the spiralizer. Press and turn with the same force and you’ll have long, even noodles. I like to cut my noodles in half, to make them easier to eat. Sprinkle some salt over it and leave it in a colander to drain any excess water. Then lay it on paper towel to dry up the last bits of water.

Zucchinis hold a lot of water. When using it in warm dishes, it is best to fry them first and for no longer than 2 – 3 minutes. Keep them aside and add them to the dish last. Avoid cooking it in sauces as they will get soggy. Zoodles can be eaten raw in cold salads or cooked for warm salads or substitute pasta.

This zucchini noodles with shrimps and goat cheese will have everyone coming back for more! Happy cooking!

Zucchini Noodles with shrimps and goat cheese

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Dinner, Lunch International, Italian
By Galley of Gail Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 10 min Total Time: 20 min

An easy zucchini noodle recipe that is ready to serve in no time!

Ingredients

  • 100g or 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large zucchinis
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 360g cocktail shrimps
  • salt to taste
  • 2 lemons
  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • 100g goat cheese

Instructions

1

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and fry zucchini's for about 3 minutes. Remove and drain in a colander.

2

2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and half of the garlic. Fry for 1 minute

3

3. Add the shrimps and fry for 2 - 3 minutes. Season with salt & pepper. Remove and keep aside.

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4. Add the rest of the garlic and fry for 1 minute.

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5. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and fry the cherry tomatoes

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5. Squeeze the juice of one lemon to the and add the shrimps. Fry for 1 minute.

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6. Toss the zucchini noodles with the shrimps and cherry tomatoes for 1 more minute.

8

7. Remove from heat.

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8. Top goat cheese and serve with remaining lemon wedges.

Nutrition

  • 424 Calories
  • 19,3g Carbohydrates
  • 27,5g Fat
  • 3,4g Fiber
  • 25,7g Protein
  • 18,3g Saturated fat
  • 461,8mg Sodium
  • 14,7g Sugar

Notes

Use fresh or pre-packed zucchinis.

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