Monday, February 29, 2016

Oodles of Zoodles

I received this fun, new (to me) kitchen gadget for Christmas from my friend Pam.  It's a spiralizer and I pulled it out yesterday and decided to give it a go.  It's so easy and fun to use!

I have a recipe for Creamy Pesto Shrimp that calls for linguine pasta.  I decided to use zucchini noodles (zoodles!) and sweet potato noodles instead.  Oh my gosh, it was so delicious.  I can't wait to try more recipes.  I made enough sweet potato noodles that I saved some and oven roasted them for tonight's supper along with asparagus.  I'm pretty sure that sweet potato noodles will become a staple in our house.

Here's the recipe.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp
(adapted from

One medium-sized zucchini
One large sweet potato
1/4 cup butter
 1 cup half & half
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pesto
8 oz. large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Prepare vegetable noodles with Spiralizer.  Steam them  in a large skillet with just a little bit of water.  Remove from skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.  Stir in cream and season with pepper.  Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.

Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce until thoroughly mixed. Blend in pesto and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.

Stir in shrimp, and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes.  Pour over noodles and serve.  Makes 2 generous servings.

Bon apetit!


Susanne said...

Okay you have my mouth watering and I may just have to invest in one of these gadgets.

Linda Hoye said...

I got one of these for Christamas too--though not as fancy as this one. Thanks for posting the recipe. I'm going to give it a try!

Melinda said...

It is always fun to get a new gadget to play with.

Have fun!!

M :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh these are so handy - I love courgetti - you call it zucchini!

All the best Jan

Fashions said...

It's wonderful your infos. Thank you very much

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, your new spiralizer! I'm still on the fence about one, I kept vacillating between "I'll use it a lot" and "I'll use it a few times and it was sit in the back of my cabinet after that for years!" :)

I never thought to do sweet potatoes. Zucchini is a vegetable I love and cook often in the summer. Still too pricey here at 1.99 a pound, I'll wait for it to get cheaper. I love to grill zucchini with other veggies.

That recipe looks delicious! Yum :)

Have a blessed day!