Saturday, January 26, 2019

No Meat, No Problems! A Pescatarian Recipe

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By Lime Green Giraffe Marketing Manager, Kennedy J.


I’ve been a pescatarian for two-months. When dining out, I am often asked “What is a pescatarian?” Well, a pescatarian is a person who eats fish as their main protein.  
During Girl Scout summer camp, I made the decision to live healthy and to be healthy. Since camp, I have become more disciplined and I exercise self-control daily. I must say, a pescatarian diet is not for the faint of heart.  
I have found the real challenge to eating pescatarian comes at school or at fast food restaurants that don’t offer my food choice. In these situations, I choose the next best option. Vegetarian!  
So, if you are also a struggling pescatarian, I wanted to share a recipe with you that includes some of my favorite ingredients.   

Garlic Shrimp Zoodles by: Gina Homolka of SkinnyTaste.com  

INGREDIENTS 
  • 2 medium zucchini, about 7 oz each 
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter (or olive oil) 
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 
  • 4 minced garlic cloves, divided 
  • 12 large peeled and deveined shrimp (about 6.5 oz) 
  • kosher salt, to taste 
  • freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves 
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest 
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 
  • 1/8 tsp hot red pepper flakes 
INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Use a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade or a spiralizer to cut the zucchini into noodles. Cut the strips into 6 to 8-inch strips. 
  2. In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, kosher salt, and the pepper and sauté until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Set aside. 
  3. Add the remaining oil and garlic to the skillet, cook 30 seconds then add the zucchini noodles, kosher salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, stirring. 
  4. Remove from the heat, add the shrimp, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Toss well to combine and serve immediately. 
  5. Makes 2 servings. 6 shrimp, half the noodles. 
NUTRITION INFORMATION  
Yield: 2, Serving Size: 6 shrimp, 1 zucchini 
Calories: 161 calories 
Total Fat: 8g 
Saturated Fat: g 
Cholesterol: 72mg 
Sodium: 76mg 
Carbohydrates: 13g 
Fiber: 4g 
Sugar: 4g 
Protein: 11g 

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