Roasted Garlicky Shrimp with Lemon Parsley Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Garlicky Shrimp with Lemon Parsley Spaghetti Squash

I have a BFA, I’m not a chef (or a writer, for that matter). So, this blog will be largely photographic. BUT, one thing, as an everyday person cooking dinner, that I really appreciate when reading food blogs, is step-by-step recipes that are dummy proof. I will attempt to do just that… although if the pictures I take in my terribly lit and microscopic kitchen look awful, I’m not posting them.

Tonight I made roasted shrimp with spaghetti squash, adapted from Martha’s recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 spaghetti squash (since I feed a 6’2 boy, i buy a big one)
  • About 30 medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined (on a recommendation from my Grandmother, I used frozen shrimp from Costco this time… tasted exactly the same as fresh)
  • Olive oil PAM
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Fresh parsley, roughly chopped (as much as you want)
  • Parmesan, grated (as much as you want)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Cook:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees (since I have a shitty oven, I do 400)
2. Pierce the spaghetti squash a few times and stick in the microwave for 20 minutes (I start with 20, then cut it in half and  keep going in increments of 3 min until it’s cooked– this time my large squash took about 30 minutes). I do the microwave because it’s easy , I’m sure the way on Martha Stewart would work just as well).

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3. Line a pan with aluminum foil (makes clean up much easier), spray it with the olive oil pan, toss on the shrimp, minced garlic, and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Shake to coat. Cook for 8 – 10 minutes

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4. Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, scoop out the seeds and yicky orange pulp, and mix the squash in a bowl with the juice of a half a lemon, salt, pepper, grated parm and parsley to taste.

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5. Mix in the shrimp, plate, and garnish with lemon wedges and more parsley.

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Serves 2.5 (I always have leftover spaghetti squash)

We paired the meal with some Corona Light, delish.