{5-Star Makeover} Zucchini Spaghetti with Crawfish Tails & Garlic Sauce

written by Jessica Chiasson Wood on October 22, 2012 in 5 Star Makeover with 9 comments

When the announcement of the October Makeover (Squash) came out I knew exactly what I wanted to make because I had just received my Zucchini Noodle Maker  which I discovered on pinterest, I have to admit I am a bit of a pinterest addict. I have discovered so many things through pinterest and my Zucchini Noodle Maker is one of my favorite finds. We LOVE to eat pasta, but I HATE the calories.

Every month when we all do the 5-Star Makeovers I always try to put a Cajun spin on it and crawfish tails go excellent with pasta. I also did a very light, but flavorful garlic sauce.

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{5-Star Makeover} Zucchini Spaghetti with Crawfish Tails & Garlic Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Crawfish tails, I used the frozen ones (defrost before cooking)
  • 6 Zucchinis
  • ½ cup fresh minced garlic
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese, to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel the outer skin off of the zucchini.
  2. Follow the instructions that come with the machine and make your noodles.
  3. Place the noodles in a dish and sprinkle heavily with salt. This will help to draw out the water and make them softer.
  4. Rinse noodles when ready to serve and press out the extra fluids.
  5. While the noodles are sitting in salt begin making the garlic sauce.
  6. In a large skillet cook garlic and shallots in butter and olive oil over medium low heat just until the garlic is soft but not browned.
  7. Add the wine to the pan and deglaze, let reduce slightly.
  8. Add the Cajun seasoning stir to combine.
  9. Add the crawfish tails and cook until heated through, do not over cook the tails.
  10. Add the Zucchini noodles, toss everything together, and saute for 2 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
To make zucchini noodles with a vegetable peeler: Wash and peel the outer skin off of the zucchini. Hold the zucchini at one end and in a long stroke motion, run the peeler from top to bottom. Rotate the zucchini in a circular motion and continue peeling until you reach the seeded core. Stop once you reach this.

 

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