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Oscars in the Kitchen: CHILLI ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH PAN SEARED SCOLLOPS

Posted on February 21, 2013 by Jtoumbas

Earlier this year I joined a team of healthy food fanatics in The Recipe Redux, founded by registered dietitians, it is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. What a great idea! Exactly what I LOVE to do! Every month there is a theme to inspire us to create a delicious healthy meal! February’s theme, seeing as the Oscars are close by, is OSCARS IN THE KITCHEN. I get to create a healthy recipe inspired by my favourite food scene or featured dish from any movie.

Deep down I’m a BIG kid and love my Disney movies… so I chose my favourite movie scene from LADY & THE TRAMP

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Who can forget this scene, such a cute movie!

 

Lady and the TrampI have been wanting to try zucchini pasta in a long time and finally bought the right tools to make it. So for my first Recipe Redux I hope you enjoy…

CHILLI ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH PAN SEARED SCOLLOPS

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What you will need… (serves 1)

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  • 4 fresh scallops (roe-off)
  • 1 long red chilli - finely chopped
  • 1 lemon (rind and 1/2 juice)
  • 2 small chunks of ginger
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fish stock (you can also use 1tbsp fish sauce & 1/2 cup water)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander roots (use leaves for garnish)

What to do…

  • Cut your zucchini’s into spagetti like shapes. I used the Betty Bossi Vegetable Twister which I bought from Robbins Kitchen – Set aside.
  • Boil about 4 cups of water in a small saucepan to blanch zucchini later on.
  • Heat half olive oil in a pan- add chilli and coriander roots
  • Sauté for about 5 minutes
  • Combine half the juice from a lemon, fish stock and ginger. (ginger is in chucks because you will remove it before serving – its used to infuse the flavour)
  • Simmer and reduce sauce for about 10 minutes on low.
  • While the sauce is simmering heat a small fry pan on low.
  • Sprinkle remainder oil over the scallops – gently pan fry the scallops (about 1 minutes on each side).
  • Blanch zucchini in boiling water and strain.
  • Remove ginger from sauce and toss through zucchini spaghetti.
  • Plate zucchini and sauce topped with your seared scallops.

Enjoy :)

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I absolutely loved creating this dish. Its so simple and clean. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and can’t wait for my next Recipe Redux challenge.

Eat healthy, Live Happy & Get fit

xo j xo



What Others Are Saying

  1. Katie - Healthy & Happy Hour February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    aahh, I am dying to make zucchini noodles too!! Thanks for the kitchen tool reco.

  2. Britney February 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I haven’t heard of making pasta from a zucchini before. I’ll have to try it out on my family to see if it is a go. My husband protests zucchini and I love them, so I need to find a new way to make them.

  3. Kat @ Eating The Week February 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Such a fun recipe! I love vegetable “pastas” like this.

  4. Dr Barb,Nutrition Budgeteer February 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Your recipe looks so creative. Love the idea of making pasta from zucchini. We’re all kids at heart. Think we all love Lady & the Tramp. Good choice.

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