Friday, March 24, 2017

What's for dinner: Shrimp a la Italiana

I made this for dinner last night and wanted to share - in case Trader Joe's is on your way home - here is an easy and filling meal idea for dinner tonight! For a healthier alternative just use noodles, I do half and half - my husband, Adrian, wishes it was just zoodles! hahaha

Ingredients (all from Trader Joe's):




















  1. Red Argentinian Shrimp (full bag, thaw in hot water - try to remove excess water from shrimp)
  2. Zucchini (two)
  3. Shaved Artisan Cheese Blend (to garnish)
  4. Spaghetti Sauce Roasted Garlic (half of bottle)
  5. Whole Wheat Spaghetti (one fourth of package)
  6. Cubed Pancetta Citterio (entire package)
  7. Sun dried tomatoes (half package)
  8. Arugula + other mixed greens (mix these two in a bowl and serve as you see fit)
  9. Black pepper and salt (if you want)

Cost: Less than $30

Serves: like 3 (Adrian likes to eat) - really like 4

Time: Cooked and consumed in less than 30 minutes

What you'll need:

  • Tabletop Spiralizer
  • Nonstick pan
  • Stove
  • Wooden spoons
  • Plates to serve
  • Pot to boil spaghetti noodles
  • Bowl for mixed greens
  • Water

Here are the steps to make it:

  1. Set pot with water to boil, once boiling tempeture is reached, add whole wheat spaghetti, and cook for 8 to 9 minutes; then drain water
  2. Use tabletop spiralizer to turn two zuchinni into noodles; throw zoodles into pot with drained spaghetti - you do not need to cook the zoodles, the heat emitted from spaghetti is just enough :)
  3. Saute cubed pancetta in nonstick pan for about 7 minutes
  4. Add shrimp to nonstick pan and cook through for 10 minutes (salt + black pepper to taste)
  5. Add the pasta sauce to shrimp and pancetta mix along with the sun dried tomatoes, simmer for 2 minutes
  6. Remember those greens, put them in a bowl and mix them
  7. Plate your greens, spaghetti/zoodle mix, top it with your shrimp tomatoes sauce, garnish with cheese 




















Plate it, devour it!




















-xo, ciao, chicxicana (not so italiana)

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