August 21, 2008

Greek Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash

Greek-Style Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash

1 spaghetti squash
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 pound watercress
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup crumbles feta cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts
  1. Prick spaghetti squash with a fork and place in a large kettle. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Drain and slice the squash in half. Remove the seeds and cool.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute crushed garlic cloves. Add peeled, cleaned shrimp, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes. Add watercress, chopped tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and pine nuts. Stir until well heated, about 2 minutes.
  3. Scrape the squash lengthwise to separate the strands. Pour the shrimp mixture over the squash to serve.
Makes 4 servings.

This is our new favorite meal, and oh so healthy and light. The spaghetti squash gives a bit of a crunch with the shrimp mixture. It is delicious. I used Spinach in place of the watercress. Watercress can be hard to find and may be a bit more bitter. This is must try especially of you like Greek food. Let me know how you like it!

1 comment:

  1. fyi - I have big plans to make this, it looks awesome! You should post more recipes because they are usually good coming from you :)