I feel like I haven’t posted a Foodie Friday recipe in forever.  No, I am not starving my family. I still cook, just not as much as I used to.  The last grand thing I made was a beef brisket for Christmas.  Otherwise, it has been spaghetti with meat sauce, pizza, turkey burgers, chili; nothing special. Coming home to cook a full meal after work really is not on my list of things I want to do anymore – at least for now. I did make a Guilt-Free Shrimp Scampi using Spaghetti Squash the other night, which was really good, easy, and quick!

Here’s the recipe for the Guilt-Free Shrimp Scampi using Spaghetti Squash

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds), halved
    lengthwise
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 – 4 Fresh Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 Small Shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for
    serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
2. Season squash with salt and pepper. Place cut side down
in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.  Add 3/4
cup water and roast until tender when pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes.  Let cool.
3. While the squash is roasting, on a rimmed baking sheet,
toss shrimp with 1 teaspoon oil; season with salt, pepper, garlic and shallots.
Roast until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
4. Scoop out seeds from squash and discard.
5. With a fork, scrape flesh into a large bowl.
6. Add shrimp and any cooking juices, lemon juice,
and 1 tablespoon oil; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, top with
parsley and Parmesan cheese, and serve with lemon wedges.
This Guilt-Free Shrimp Scampi using Spaghetti Squash Recipe
was so easy, and delicious. I could eat it every day! It’s also a good dish to
serve during the warmer months.

Recipe adapted from MarthaStewart.com

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