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Zucchini Noodles with Prawns and Thai Chilli Jam

Posted on | May 1, 2015 | Asian Recipes, Quick Meal, Thai | No Comments

Zucchini Noodles with Thai Chilli Jam

I love love the idea of turning zucchini into noodles. Substituting zucchini noodles for pasta or noodles is a simple and clever way to get that extra veggie intake into your day. The zucchini noodles gives the dish an overall freshness and best of all it’s so healthy for you.

zucchini noodles

There are many different ways you can make your zucchini noodles. If you have a vegetable spiral slicer then you can achieve long and curly zucchini noodles, or you can make straight noodles with just a knife or peeler. I do like the zucchini noodles to be long and curly. I have a non-fancy vegetable spiraler which is so easy to use and creates really long and curly zucchini noodles.

Zucchini Noodles with prawns and thai chilli jam

Eating a bowl of zucchini of noodle is healthy for you but it doesn’t have to be boring. I’ve recreated my favourite Thai flavours in this zucchini noodles with chilli jam and basil. I’ve added the prawns (you can use chicken if you like) for protein and capsicum for extra sweetness. This dish is just full of flavours and best of all it tastes good and is good for you.

Zucchini noodles

Zucchini Noodles with Prawns and Thai Chilli Jam

Serves 2

10 prawns, peeled and deveined
6 zucchini
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons oil
1 small red capsicum, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Thai chilli jam*
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
approx 15 fresh basil leaves

Method

Make zucchini into noodles.

Combine the Thai chilli jam, soy sauce, lime juice into a small bowl and stir well.

Heat a large pan on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for (2-3 minutes) until tender (remember not to over cook the noodles and the noodles should still be slightly crunchy). Once cooked transfer the noodles into a bowl to rest. The noodles will release moisture and you should drain the water from the noodles.

Wipe the pan clean. Add 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until translucent. Add prawns and cook until tender (3-4 minutes). Remove prawns and garlic from pan.

Add capsicum over medium heat and cook for about 1-2 minutes until ender. Return the zucchini noodles and prawns to the pan. Pour in the sauce. Add the basil leaves and stir through with the noodles. Cook for about 1 minute. Have a taste of the noodles and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Remove the pan from heat and serve the noodles.

* For convenience I have bought my Thai chilli jam from a supermarket. As the taste of the chilli jam varies, you should taste test and adjust the amount required.

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