Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fake Spaghetti & Real Shrimp

Surprisingly, spaghetti squash is actually delicious.  It looks like spaghetti, and is shaped like spaghetti but does not quite taste like spaghetti.  A very good substitute though.

spaghetti squash
onions, watercress, broccoli, spinach, carrot, snap peas
garlic, basil, paprika, oregeno
3 tsp of olive oil

Pierce multiple holes in the squash.  Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

20 minutes before squash is done
Add shrimp, 2 tsp of oil and 1 diced clove of garlic to heated pan.
Toss until browned.
Add veggies except spinach and onions to shrimp.
And 1 cup of water.
Cook on high, letting the water boil off. 

When squash is done, remove from heat and allow to cool enough to handle.
Add spinach and spices to pan.
Create a clear space in the middle of the pan, add onions and remaining oil to brown them.
Mix all together, lower heat.

Cut squash in two.
Remove the seeds and softened middle.
Use a fork to tine the edges and remaining squash, it will break apart into spaghetti like strands.
Place squash on plate and top with shrimp mixture.

Tip: Pasta sauce could be added to this meal.

1 comment:

  1. mmmmm, I've always wanted to try spaghetti squash. This looks really good.