Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

I just made this for dinner tonight and it was sooo delish and healthy too!  I got the idea from my pilates instructor when she was talking about making spaghetti squash last week and decided instead of a marinara sauce I wanted a white wine sauce, which made me think of scampi.

1 lb raw shrimp (cleaned, peeled, and deveined)
olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic
juice of one lemon
1 cup white wine
salt (use as much or as little as you like)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp butter
fresh parsley
parmesan cheese
1 spaghetti squash

Cut your spaghetti squash in half and microwave it cut side down for 10-20 minutes, depending on the size.  You can tell it is done when it is soft to the touch.  While squash is cooking, add about 1-2 Tbsp olive oil in a large sauce pan.  Add in garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, but do not burn the garlic.  Add in your shrimp, juice of one lemon, salt and red pepper flakes.  Cook for about 2 minutes and then add in the white wine.  Simmer and reduce, about 10 minutes or so.  Add in butter and let it melt.  Chop up some fresh parsley and sprinkle on top of shrimp and sauce.  Use a fork to "rake" your squash into strands into a large serving dish.  Pour shrimp and sauce over squash and serve.  Top with some grated parmesan cheese.

* Please excuse my horrible photo, I had already started eating and decided to just take a photo with my phone.

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