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Zucchini Spaghetti

Those of you that know me, know that I usually don’t think too much about calories when I cook.  My friends Rena and Vic are very health conscious but also love a good italian meal. Sometimes those two things can clash. They bought me this kitchen tool that may just change the way I think about pasta! This dish dropped an 800 calorie, 160 gram of fat dish to 60 calories and 8 grams of fat! This zucchini pasta tasted so much like real pasta I had to tell the people I served it to that it wasn’t pasta!  I may just be a kitchen gadget guy after all!  This tool is called a Veggetti, but you could make this with a mandolin or by using a potato peeler and making larger pasta “noodles”!

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This tool can make both a small and large size thinkness of noodle. I’m using the larger side for this dish.

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You could serve these noodles with any sauce or ingredients you would normally use for pasta. I used Zucchini, but this tool works with carrots, potatoes or cucumbers too! These noodles are good raw, boiled or in a sauté’.

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Today I made a sauce of garlic, tomatoes, sour cream, chicken stock, onions, broccoli, and shrimp! I added the zucchini noodles at the end just prior to the shrimp being completely cooked and cooked them for about 3 minutes.

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I hope you enjoy! Ciao, Mike!

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