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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014

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Recipe Summary

total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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 degrees F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, coriander, cumin, 1/4 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.

  • Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into a medium bowl. Add cilantro, butter, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir to combine. Serve the shrimp over the spaghetti squash with a lemon wedge on the side.

Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup shrimp & 3/4 cup squash
266 calories; protein 24g; carbohydrates 9.6g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 3.3g; fat 13.9g; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 197.8mg; vitamin a iu 626.9IU; vitamin c 6.6mg; folate 11.3mcg; calcium 112.3mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 56mg; potassium 473.3mg; sodium 450.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 1/2 fat

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