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Garlic Shrimp with Cilantro Spaghetti Squash

  • 25 m
  • 25 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Garlicky shrimp are served on top of buttery, cilantro-flecked spaghetti squash in this quick, healthy dinner recipe inspired by shrimp scampi. Pair with a side of sautéed greens, such as kale, collards or spinach.”

Ingredients

    • 1 2½- to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • ⅓ cup dry white wine, such as pinot grigio
    • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (16-20 per pound), tails left on if desired
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    • Lemon wedges for serving

Directions

  • 1 Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400°F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, coriander, cumin, ¼ teaspoon salt and cayenne; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add wine and bring to a simmer. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  • 3 Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into a medium bowl. Add cilantro, butter, pepper and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt; stir to combine. Serve the shrimp over the spaghetti squash with a lemon wedge on the side.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
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