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



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…



What you will need… (serves 1)


  • 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 🙂


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