I have to confess it’s taken me a while to get involved in the whole spiralized food thing. I have been seeing sprialized courgettes or zoodles absolutely everywhere for a long while now and I like this trend. I think anything that helps people eat more veggies is a good thing in my books. And even though courgettes are not exactly a powerhouse of nutrients, being mostly water, they are still a good source of vitamin C, a good source of fibre, and using them as a replacement for pasta or noodles makes a really good low carb meal.
I have to tell you though that when I decided to take the plunge into the spiralized world I was just a little bit taken aback with the price of these spiralizers that are on the market. You can spend anything up to £50 for a spiralizer?! Wow. And hang on, have you seen the the size of them, holy courgetti! Well I have a very small kitchen which is already bursting at the seams with gadgets so I really don’t have room for another one, it’s just not going to happen.
So all this had sort of put me off doing the zoodle thing until that is I saw a spiralizer advertised at my local home wares store for a hand held device that cost me £9.99. Yes folks these zoodles were made with a £9.99 spializer! Ok I know they don’t look like perfect noodles but hey, I’m ok with that 😉 Anyway I am here to tell you, dear reader, that I am converted. We have had all sorts of zoodle dishes over the last couple of weeks and it’s been a lot of fun but I have to tell you that this recipe is by far my favourite way to eat zoodles, and in my very humble opinion it is what zoodles where made for.
Time: 20mins – 15 min prep, 5 min cooking
250g King Prawns, raw
2 Spring Onions, sliced
1 tsp Coconut Oil
1 Clove Garlic, sliced thinly
3cm Ginger Root, sliced thinly
2 Limes, 1 juiced, the other cut into wedges.
1 Red Chilli, sliced thinly or chopped finely if you prefer
A small handful of fresh Coriander, chopped
1 tsp Soy Sauce (low sodium)
1/2 tsp Fish Sauce
- Make the zoodles with your chosen spiralizer and set them aside.
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for a minute.
- Add the prawns to the pan with the spring onions, soy sauce, lime juice and fish sauce, cook until they turn pink and are cooked through, about 3 or 4 mins.
- Add the chopped coriander for the last minute of cooking.
- Serve the prawns with the zoodles, a little juice from the pan and a wedge of lime.