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Pan-Seared Scallops on a Bed of Zucchini Noodles

The Best Kind of Noodles!

by SaraSolomon - April 20th, 2015
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Zucchini Noodles (aka " low carb faux pasta noodles") are the best thing since indoor plumbing, the number 36, electric toothbrushes, vegetarian steakhouses, Klingon, the internet, the word "booyah", and books that teach you how to read. However, if you can't read, then you can't learn from books, so you can't learn to read by reading a book that tells how to read.


But I digress. Zucchini Noodles actually taste, feel and slurp like pasta noodles.

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Nutritional Facts


Serving Size: 1 Serving

Calories: 220

Protein: 35.3 grams

Carbs: 15.2 grams

Fat: 2.5 grams

Cooking Instructions


Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium Sized Zucchini

  • 1/2 cup of Mushrooms

  • 2 TBSP Walden Farms Calorie Free/Sugar Free Alfredo Sauce

  • Scallops

  • 1 TBSP Nutritional Yeast

Directions:

  1. Make & Cook the Zucchini Noodles - Wash a medium-sized zucchini, but you don’t have to peel it if you like the green colour in your pasta. Be aware that the peel contains a good portion of the zucchini’s vitamins and minerals, so eat the peel!

  2. Place the zucchini in your Spiral Vegetable Slicer (refer to my photo) and turn the crank.

  3. Toss 1.5 cups of zucchini noodles, your mushrooms and Alfredo Sauce onto a non-stick skillet on medium heat (or use non-stick cooking spray) for ~3-5 minutes.

  4. Pan-Sear Your Scallops - While your veggies are cooking, start cooking the scallops in another non-stick skillet (or use non-stick cooking spray) over medium-high heat. Cook the scallops until they are deep golden brown on one side (about 1 to 2 minutes on each side). Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your scallops.

  5. Once the scallops and veggies are done, combine them onto a plate. I measured 6 oz of scallops.

  6. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper and 1 TBSP of Nutritional Yeast, which will impart a cheesy flavour. It’s dairy free.

  7. Enjoy!

NOTE: If you don’t have a spiral vegetable slicer, I strongly recommend you get one, especially considering they are only ~ $30. Otherwise, you can use a mandolin or a vegetable peeler, neither of which are as quick or as neat-o as the spiral vegetable slicer).



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