Not your regular Spiral of Pasta

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When your regular pasta feels boring just spiral in some excitement with the zucchini for a light and delicious meal. My favorite way of having zucchini is grilled or baked with a little oil and some seasoning. However, the spirals were equally loved by my family. Little one loves zucchini fritters and zucchini cake.

Amongst the various health benefits zucchini helps improve digestion and slows aging. All the more reason to have some ladies!! I prefer to keep it crunchy with minimal cooking and just a few ingredients. The best part is zucchini pasta is gluten-free and healthy. However, you can choose to add a little regular pasta for a more filling meal. And in that case, you have to cook both separately. Unlike regular pasta, zoodles cook faster but overheating and overcooking can spoil your meal. And you will be left with a pan of soggy overcooked zucchini spirals. Trust me my first attempt didn’t work well either. But now it works fine, and my family loves it too.

Do leave your suggestions as to what else can be paired with zucchini spirals other than prawns. Zucchini pasta with prawns

Preparation time: 15 min
Serves: 2
Cooking time: 15 min

 

Ingredients

Zucchini 1
Garlic 4 pods
Chilli flakes ½ tsp
Black pepper
Prawns 250 gms
Basil leaves
Parmesan (grated) 2tbsp
Olive oil 4-5 tbsp

Method

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan, add half the garlic, chili flakes and let it sizzle.
  2. Now add the prawns. Season and set aside once cooked.
  3. Now add a little oil to the same pan, followed by rest of the garlic and chili flakes.
  4. Use zucchini with the peel on to make the zoodles and add them to the pan. Toss to coat and let the pasta cook for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Now remove the zoodles from the pan into serving dishes with tongs.
  6. Let the sauce cook for another minute on high heat till the water evaporates.
  7. Pour some over the pasta. Garnish with basil leaves and grated Parmesan. Add the cooked prawns. Enjoy

 

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