If you have craving for pasta for tonight’s meal, it’s your chance to enjoy a light variety for dinner which asks nothing of processing with wheat flour, but which is also much more nutritious and great for weight loss. It’s about a zucchini spaghetti with prawns which you can make very quickly at home and which does not require many ingredients.
The zuchinis is a vegetable with low calorie intake, but with a rich water and fiber content such as pectin, vitamins C and A, iron, calcium, phosphorus and antioxidants such as flavonoids. These nutrients help promote intestinal transit, to reduce the levels of cholesterol bad (LDL), protect the microbiota, regulate fluids in the body and fight various diseases.
On the other hand, Shrimp They are a source of high biological value protein, healthy fats, vitamins B12, B6, E and A, minerals such as selenium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc, as well as fiber. Overall, they help lower cholesterol levels LDL, help regulate metabolism and strengthen the immune system thanks to its properties antioxidants.
Zucchini spaghetti with prawns
- 250 grams of zucchini
- 180 grams of shrimp
- 5 cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 small onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- virgin olive oil
- Ground black pepper
Wash the zuchinis, discard the tips and cut it into strips, you can use a vegetable mill, or, take the rows with a potato peeler and then cut it into strips to obtain the “spaghetti”. Reservation.
wash them well Shrimppeel them, remove the head, sideburns and shells, remove the black tripe on top and rinse them well.
Place a skillet over medium heat with a sprinkle of virgin olive oilwhen it is very hot, the Shrimp clean and dry, add a pinch of salt and paprikastir, when they have taken on a pink color, remove from heat.
In the same pan over medium heat, add another splash of virgin olive oilonce hot, add the onion and the Garlic finely chopped, stir until golden brown.
Add the cherry tomatoes cut in half, mix and once fried remove the cherry tomatoesAdd the zucchini spaghettiwait about 5 minutes for it to shrink in size, salt and pepper to taste and wait until the water has reduced.
Once there is not much liquid, return the cherry tomatoes and the Shrimp, stir to integrate, leave another 2 minutes over medium-low heat and remove from heat. Serve a portion and enjoy your meal!