Garlic Marinated Grilled Shrimp with a Chilled Zuchinni Noodles tossed in a Spinach Basil Oil

 

 

Ok, Since I have been eating light and i have had request to show a recipe using vegetables in a different way rather than a salad… I decided to fancy it up and show you that diet food doesn’t have to be boring and with a little effort in preparation, it can be a fun thing.

zucchini noodles

With a peeler, peel ribbons of zucchini length wise. Try not to go into the seeds. Rotate the zucchini to all 4 sides. Place on a paper towel and sprinkle lightly with salt…let them st for an hour so that the salt can suck out the moisture.

Spinach Basil Oil

hand full of raw Spinach leaves

Hand full of Basil leaves

1 cup canola oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 cups ice

1 quart cold water

Blanch leaves in boiling water quickly and then place in ice water . this will stop the cooking process and you should be left with a bright green color leaves. drain really well.

Place in blender and add 1/2 a cup of Oil, blend till smooth. Add the rest of the Oil little by little while still blending. Salt and pepper to taste.

Marinated Shrimp

Shrimp cleaned and deveined.

6 garlic cloves minced

1/4 cup oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Toss together and let sit for at least 20 minutes to infuse flavor.

Grill till done.

Toss zucchini in the basil oil

I like fresh flavors so I topped with fresh sweet corn, diced tomatoes, Black beans and fresh black pepper.

plate ….that simple.

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