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I love making cooking videos, because I feel like that’s the best way to share a recipe – by showing how to make it. Sometimes, words get lost in translation and it’s easiest just to show you.
This recipe is a spin on my Easy Bacon Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles. I actually ran out of zucchinis (oh, the horror!) and had to improvise, so I spiralized a couple carrots and voila – a whole new recipe, which I like even more than the original.
For this recipe, just substitute in carrot noodles for the zucchini noodles and make sure to add in a 1/4 cup of vegetable broth in before crumbling in the bacon. That’s the only change, and now the recipe’s totally transformed into a delicious sweet, savory and tangy dish.
The one downfall of carrots? They can stain your spiralizer, if you’re not careful! As I’ve said in this video, use a round brush (I prefer OXO’s Round Palm Brush) with soap and water immediately after spiralizing your vegetable, to avoid stains.
This brush is my absolute favorite – it’s easy to grip and keeps your fingers safe from the sharp blades of the spiralizer. All you do is fill it up with soap and use the button on the top to let the soap release as you run it under water. I’ve had mine for over a year and I’ve never needed to replace it. Just keep this OXO brush separate from the rest of your sponges and brushes and dedicate it solely to the spiralizer. If you do this, your spiralizer will stay shiny and white – even with beets!
Best part? The brush comes with its own storage set, so its bristles won’t get grimy. Speaking of, if you ever do need to replace the bristles, it’s easy to do so – just twist the bottom off and load in the new bristles (purchasable in packs via OXO.)
If you try to use a regular sponge to clean your spiralizer, it will rip the sponge and little pieces will get jammed in the spiralizer’s blades. Not fun.
When some bits of vegetable get really stuck in the blades, I also use OXO’s Deep Clean Brush Set which are basically just sturdy toothbrushes with great grips for really getting in the knooks and crannies of the blades.
Plus, on one end of the smaller bristled brush is a rubber pick, which is especially helpful when getting tough foods out of the center coring blade (like sweet potatoes.)
OXO’s kindly offering 3 Inspiralized readers one of these Round Palm Brushes and one of the Deep Clean Brush Sets to use on their spiralizer! To enter to win, use the widget below. The contest ends 1 week from today, on Thursday, July 31st at 11:59pm EST. US addresses only. Good luck!
Note: Although OXO provided complimentary products for this post, the opinions expressed are my own.