Recipes that are simple and delicious are exactly what I am looking for in the Summertime when there are more hours of daylight to be enjoyed.
Yesterday I started off with a quick 20 minute workout using resistance bands that made me feel energized and ready for the day. I had a green smoothie for breakfast and my go to Matcha Green Tea Latte.
We are in Northern Michigan for a few months, where there is 40 minutes more of daylight up here than in Maryland, and we are trying to enjoy every minute! My daughters and I went to a local coffee shop where they are having a fierce Summer competition of a card game called Quiddler. They keep score of every game to have a grand champ score at Summer’s end!
After lunch we went to the beach, and for dinner I made this new recipe that was blog worthy using Shrimp and Caramelized Shallots over Oven Roasted Spaghetti Squash. The citrus flavors really complimented the dish! I liked how the orange juice in the “noodles” melded with the lemon in the shrimp in each bite!
Shrimp and Shallot Bowl with Spaghetti Squash Noodles
1 Pound of Baby Baby Shrimp
1 Large Shallot or a Few Small (1/4 Cup) thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
Zest of one Lemon
1/8 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1/8 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
1 Medium Spaghetti Squash (halved lengthwise and seeds removed)
Juice from one Orange
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste
Preheat the oven to 400º degrees. Lay the prepared squash on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Pepper and place face down and bake for 40 minutes, or until tender. Flip over to cool slightly while you make the Shrimp. Wash and Tear about a quarter cup of fresh Basil and set aside.
For Shrimp – in a large pan on the stove top, add the olive oil, and heat over medium high heat to warm. Add the shallots, garlic and lemon zest. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Pepper, and cook until the Shallot starts to brown and caramelize. Add the shrimp, and cook quickly over high heat until pink.
Set aside and cover to keep warm while you use a fork to shred the Spaghetti Squash into a mixing bowl. Add the Olive Oil, Orange Juice, and Sea Salt and Pepper to taste to the squash noodles. Toss it all together.
Mound the Squash Noodles into three personal sized bowls. Top with the Shrimp and Shallots, and sprinkle with Fresh Basil!
You are ready to eat! 🙂 Grab a fork!
After dinner we hiked our favorite trail with our two pugs, Ming and Lily.
I hope you are enjoying your Summer! What are some of your favorite activities and food?