"Zoodles" with Alfredo Parmesan Sauce and Garlic Prawns

Gayle McLeod | August 18, 2015

Trust me here... you need this in your life: One pan, 30 minutes, low carb and SO delicious. As we're right smack in the middle of zucchini season, I couldn't wait to try out "zoodles" on the fam. Subbing out pasta noodles with zucchini turns this dish into a light, bright yet extremely satisfying meal the whole family loved. You could easily switch out the prawns for seared halibut or cod, but the toasted breadcrumbs are not optional. I can't remember when we started adding them, but they add so much flavour and texture, we rarely eat pasta without. 

 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 tbsp + 2 tbsp salted butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup whole wheat Panko bread crumbs (or your favourite unseasoned breadcrumbs)

salt & pepper to taste

3 cloves garlic, minced

350 - 400 g fresh prawns (about 5 medium prawns per person)

juice of 1/2 lemon

4 medium zucchini

1 500 ml container of Alfredo Parmesan Sauce, thawed

freshly grated Parmesan cheese

fresh arugula (optional)

Method:

Rinse the prawns and pat dry with paper towel. Trim the ends of the zucchini then, using a mandolin slicer or a julienne peeler, cut lengthwise to create noodles.

Warm 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs and season with salt & pepper. Stir frequently until they turn a deep golden brown, then transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter and the minced garlic. Allow the garlic to cook for a few seconds until fragrant; add the prawns to the garlic butter and season with a little salt and pepper. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or just until the prawns turn opaque. Finish with a generous squeeze of lemon juice; remove the prawns with tongs and transfer to a plate, leaving the garlic butter in the pan.
Add the sauce to the hot skillet; stir with a whisk until smooth and just beginning to simmer. Add the zucchini noodle to the sauce; stir gently until the noodles soften and are heated through (about 5 minutes). Add the prawns back to the skillet and serve immediately.
Top with toasted breadcrumbs, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh arugula. 
Enjoy!

 

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