- 50 g parmesan, grated
- grated zest + juice from 1 lemon
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 400 g zucchini
- 2 teaspoons pine nuts
- 250 g whole wheat spaghetti
- shrimp Νο. 1
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons brandy
Whole wheat spaghetti with shrimp and zucchini
Nuts Free Diet
It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.
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- In a bowl, combine the parmesan, lemon juice, olive oil and pepper to create a paste.
- Cut the zucchini into 0.5 cm strips and then cut each strip as thick as the pasta. Set aside until needed.
- Place a pan over medium heat and toast the pine nuts for 1-2 minutes, until light golden. Set aside to cool.
- Boil the pasta in a generous amount of salted, boiling water, 2 minutes less than the directions on the box. Keep some of the pasta water for the sauce.
- Drain the pasta and add the reserved pasta water back into the pot, along with the parmesan paste you made.
- Whisk to dissolve the paste in the water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil for 1-2 minute, until the sauce thickens.
- Add the pasta and gently mix with a pair of tongs, until the pasta is completely coated.
- When the sauce thickens enough, add the zucchini and mix well.
- Remove pot from heat and add the pine nuts and lemon zest.
- Mix and set aside until you prepare the shrimp.
- Remove the shells from the shrimp, leaving the head and tail intact. Use a knife to gently score the shrimp along the back and devein.
- Heat a pan over medium heat along with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add the shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes on each side, turning them over often while they cook.
- Add the brandy and season with salt and pepper. Allow the brandy to evaporate for 1 minute and remove pan from heat.
- Serve pasta in a serving platter along with shrimp and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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