paleo shrimp and zuchini noodles

Sometimes, with food and with life, simplicity is best. This is especially true when you are having a very busy, somewhat stressful week at work and all you want to do is come home and lay in bed. But you go work out anyway because you know it will make you feel better. And you take some time to clean up the house because you know it will make you feel better. And so you cook something healthy yet simple for yourself because you know it will make you feel better (and get you through the rest of the week.)

That is what this meal was about last week. The Hubs was gone for the night, playing lacrosse, and I needed a detox, if you will, from the marathon eating and drinking from the previous holiday weekend.

The most extensive part of this recipe is making the zucchini noodles. If you have a mandolin, it will go pretty quickly. I have a julienne peeler which takes a bit longer but is almost therapeutic in its repetition, especially when your mind is on ten other things.

serves 2

1/4 c. olive oil

4 large zucchini, julienned into noodles
garlic powder, to taste
sea salt, to taste

1/4 c. olive oil

3 garlic cloves, chopped
crushed red pepper, to taste
1 lb. shrimp
1 Tbsp. butter
fresh parsley, chopped

Heat olive oil in large pan. Add zuchini noodles, garlic powder, and salt. Sauté noodles until soft but not soggy.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a seperate pan. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and sauté for about a minute. Add shrimp and cook until done. Melt butter in pan and then add noodles. Mix together. Garnish with parsley.


1 comment:

  1. I've been loving zucchini noodles lately and this looks so scrumptious:)I totally agree that simplicity is so wonderfully relaxing and good for us. Have a beautiful day, sweetie.


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