As I’ve said in my previous recipe posts, I like to cook healthy meals for my family but I don’t want them to be complicated or time consuming. We all have busy lives and most of us don’t have time to make nutritious meals from scratch every night.
I especially love Trader Joe’s for making these quick and healthy meals easy for me. I use the word “recipe” loosely in this post, because this really isn’t a recipe, it’s an idea for throwing together prepared, yet still nutritious foods. I try to avoid processed foods as much as possible but these items don’t quite fall into that category, except for the seasoning. Yes the spiralized zucchini noodles come in a box, but the only ingredient is zucchini, so I’m ok with that. You could spiralize the zucchini yourself, but that not only takes time, you need to have a good spiralizer. I have one but honestly it’s a pain to use and even more of a pain to clean.
Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning is not for sale at Trader Joe’s, but is carried at most grocery stores. I highly recommend purchasing this and keeping it on hand at all times. I use this on EVERYTHING. It has great flavor and is incredibly versatile.
Here is the “recipe” for Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles with Creole Seasoning.
Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles with Creole Seasoning
Quick, easy, tasty and nutritious, what more could you ask for?
- 1 Bag Trader Joe's Argentinian Red Shrimp
- 1 Box Trader Joe's Spiralized Zucchini
- 1 Tablespoon Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Parmesan Cheese topping (optional)
Defrost and season shrimp liberally with Creole seasoning.
Cook shrimp in pan on medium, 3 minutes per side, shrimp should be opaque. Set Aside.
Cook zucchini on medium heat for approx 5 minutes from frozen, 3 minutes from thawed. Noodles should be al dente. The instructions on the box say to cook from frozen, but I preferred it when I thawed first, drained the liquid and then heated up in a pan. They barely need to be cooked and can become overcooked very quickly.
Toss noodles with olive oil, salt and pepper, maybe throw in some garlic too!
Add shrimp and top with Parmesan cheese. Voila! Your whole meal took all of 10 minutes to make!
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