Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

For all the low-carb eaters out there, spaghetti squash is the best thing about fall. Now all nature needs to do is produce a vegetable that tastes like ice cream. Almost anything you’d want in your bowl of pasta can be put in a bowl of spaghetti squash for a guilt-free meal. And as an added bonus, you get a serious workout trying to cut the damned things in half lengthwise (I’ve seriously had to put it on the floor and push the knife through by stepping on it. I know, super hygienic).

HOW TO PREPARE SPAGHETTI SQUASH

  1. Cut in half lengthwise with a butcher’s knife.
  2. Scoop out the guts with a spoon.
  3. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. I use a Crayola painting brush because I. Am. Ghetto.
  4. Place the squash rind-side-up in a glass pan and bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  5. When it’s done, scrape a fork down the inside to remove the squash in spaghetti strands.

INGREDIENTS

This will make one serving.

  • ½ spaghetti squash
  • 4 jumbo shrimp
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

PREPARING THE SHRIMP SCAMPI

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic on a skillet until garlic is soft and starts to brown.
  2. Add wine and lemon and let simmer for a minute.
  3. Add shrimp and basil and simmer about 3 minutes, until shrimp starts to turn pink.
  4. Add the tomatoes and simmer until they’re warm and soft.
  5. Add to your spaghetti squash and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Comments

  1. I had to laugh when I read that you had to stand on the squash to get the knife through the flesh. I’ve had similar difficulties with spaghetti squash but I’ve never thought of standing on it. It is a great guilt free squash and I love it’s versatility.

  2. I always place my squash (spagetti, butternut, acorn) in the microwave for a couple of minutes and it is a lot/somewhat (!) easier to slice. Just be sure to put some knife slits in first!

  3. This may just have to be my first meal I make in the good ole USA!!!

  4. I may or may not have shoved a knife in the squash and then slammed the whole thing against the counter.over and over again..Will try standing on it next time :)

  5. tatalya p says:

    If you get the squash at the large supermarket,
    They would cut it in half for you if you request.
    Had to learn that the hard way :)

  6. Judy Greene says:

    Can’t wait to try spaghetti squash!,,

  7. Adrienne Tully says:

    I would like to try the shrimp scampi recipe!! looks good and easy to make

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