For Christmas, Ka Ka bought me something I’ve wanted to a long time, a spiral slicer. What is a spiral slicer you may ask, well it is “the newest and hottest vegetable kitchen tool available on sale today” according to the box. Basically, it is a tool that cuts veggies in to noodle like strands. Being the thoughtful sister that she is, she also gave me a zucchini and some carrots to try it out right away.
I’ve used it a couple of times with zucchini, sauteing the “zoodles” or “vegetti” (depending on what you want to call it… I just still call it zucchini) with some oil and garlic. Recently though, the Greatist – which really is the greatest website on the planet and you should all subscribe to their email list ASAP – posted an article called “34 Alternative Noodle Recipes That Pasta Fanatics Will Love”. I got very inspired to try some of the vegetables that the Greatist list suggested. This weekend I tried the “Parsnip Shrimp Lo Mein” originally posted on the website Wellness Mama
I didn’t have all the ingredients that were required, so I improvised and here is what I came up with and it tasted really, good!
- 2 large parsnips (or four skinnier ones) – The more parsnips you shred, the more ‘noodles’ you will have
- 1 8oz box of frozen peas
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 Tbs of diced garlic
- 1 cup frozen shrimp
- 2 1/2 Tbs of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1 egg (scrambled)
- Spiralize your parsnips in to a bowl
- In a large pan or wok, heat 1/2 tbs of oil and add egg. When the egg is cooked through, take out of the pan and set aside.
- Heat the balance of the oil. Add the diced onion and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add parsnip noodles and continue to saute for another 5 minutes under medium heat
- Add soy sauce, frozen peas, and shrimp to the pan and cover for 3-5 minutes.
- Once vegetables and shrimp are heated, add scrambled egg pieces
- Remove from heat and enjoy!
Wellness Mama uses coconut aminos (in place of soy sauce), fish sauce, and honey. I think that the fish sauce and honey added to the soy would give it more of a pad Thai flavor than the traditional lo mein but it does sound good and if i remember to pick up the fish sauce, I might give it a try.
Any of you use a veggie spiralizer? Any good recipes to recommend? Share them below!
P.S. If you want your own Kitchen Supreme, you can get it on Amazon HERE