Teriyaki Zucchini “Fried” Noodles with Shrimp, Peppers, Onions and Broccoli

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olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

Welcome to my Friday night. Today’s post is all about my guilt-free it’s-been-a-long-weekso-sit-on-your-couch-and-eat-this dinner. Man, I love Fridays. When I was in my early 20s, I was counting down the minutes to 5pm so that I could rush out to Forever 21 and buy an outfit for the night, before my friends started “pre-gaming.” Sigh, those were the days.

Now, in my mid-to-late 20s, I look at Fridays a little differently. My “pre-game” includes whipping up this delicious stir fry and sipping on some wine, while Lu sits on the couch and flips through Fios On Demand. We get real excited when there’s a new release out.

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

This is the type of meal that tastes and smells like fresh take-out but doesn’t leave you in an unhappy, gluttonous food coma afterwards. The zucchini noodles absorb the no-sugar teriyaki sauce and soften perfectly while they cook in the skillet with the other veggies. I’ve been known to lick my sticky fingers after this – the sauce and flavors are just that addictive!

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

Once you’ve mastered this recipe, customizing becomes super simple – substitute the shrimp for chicken, tofu, beef, beans, salmon, etc! The “fried” eggs and noodles create a warm texture that mimic a fusion between a takeout container full of shrimp fried rice and one full of veggie lo-mein. But, you know, without the rice and without the wheat flour noodles.

I also like the expression “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” That totally applies here. Sure, this dish wouldn’t be featured at MoMA in NYC. It’s not anything ground breaking. You know what it is? A big ‘ole bowl of mouth-wateringly tasty Asian-inspired zucchini noodles with healthy veggies and shrimp.  My point is is that sometimes, you just need a simple go-to dish on a Friday night. Or any night. And this is mine.

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

Since Lu’s in Puerto Rico this weekend visiting family, I’ll just have to eat this all by myself. Now… what’s On Demand?

Teriyaki Zucchini “Fried” Noodles with Shrimp, Peppers, Onions and Broccoli

Yields 1

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined
  • 1.5 medium zucchini, Blade C
  • 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet (or wok) over medium heat and coat lightly with cooking spray. Add in the broccoli and cook for about 3-4 minutes, tossing frequently.
  2. While the broccoli is cooking, place a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once the pan heats, add in the egg and scramble. Set aside.
  3. Add in garlic, red onion, red bell pepper, ginger and 2 tsp of the sesame oil. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bell pepper begins to soften.
  4. Season all the vegetables with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine. While the mixture is cooking, combine the soy sauce, last tsp of sesame oil, rice vinegar and honey in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  5. Add the shrimp to the skillet and let cook for 2 minutes, flip over, and add in the soy sauce mixture, zucchini noodles and scrambled egg. Toss to combine and stir frequently for about 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through and the zucchini noodles have softened and absorb teriyaki sauce.
  6. Pour out the stir fry mixture into a bowl or plate and top with white sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

olive oil cooking spray 3/4 cup broccoli florets (about 5) 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp freshly minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) 1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2-inch thick “strips” (fajita-style) salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp (or one small pinch) of red pepper flakes 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp honey 1 tsp rice vinegar 3-4 jump shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined 1/4 tsp white sesame seeds

 

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42 comments

Joanne says:
Haha our Friday nights sound ALARMINGLY similar :P I just can't help it if a good meal and a trashy movie appeal to me more than pregaming these days! Love this fake-out takeout :P
Glad I'm not the only one! Thanks :)
Gorgeous healthy dish! I think you could even add some carrots to it too :-) Happy Friday!!!
Thanks so much - it would be even better with carrots! Happy Friday :)
summer says:
So glad I found your blog (and this recipe looks fantastic--I'm currently obsessed with shrimp...)! I love your creativity with the concept and am hoping to get my Italian-American boyfriend on board with spiralizing. :)
Summer, thank you so much for your sweet comment! Let's get him on board!
Ani says:
This looks amazing! But your ingredient list does not include the zucchini noodles... could you explain how you make them?
I'm sorry for the typo! The zucchini noodles are made with the spiralizer, using Blade C. You can find a guide on my "how to" page! Hope that helps.
Sarita says:
Question: Do we make zucchini noodles first? Don't see them mentioned at all, but they're in the picture.
I've made the change in the ingredient list! Thanks for your help.
I disagree, I think this definitely could be featured at a restaurant. I couldn't believe those were not noodles. Looks refreshing and delicious! I hate to say that our friday nights are filled with boy scout meetings and soccer practice. Woohoo!
Thank you - that is such a sweet comment! I'm happy you like the recipe :)
I love adding shrimp to veggie dishes. This one looks so fresh and colorful!
Thanks so much - it definitely is packed with colorful veggies!
Sarita says:
I made this last night! Absolutely DELICIOUS! Highly recommend trying it. Added a bit more honey b/c the Tamari I used in place of Soy Sauce was too salty. But other than that, it was fabulous!
I'm so glad to hear it - I'll have to try it with extra honey. Happy you enjoyed it, Sarita!
How much zucchini? It's not in the ingredients
It is in the end! 1.5 medium zucchinis, Blade C. You can find out which Blade is Blade C by checking out my "How To Inspiralize" page. Hope that helps!
alice says:
how many does this serve? its looks delish!
Hi Ali! So glad to find your blog, nice job on this dish...it's beautiful and looks amazing. Love your gluten free recipes. Come visit me at Gluten Free Spinner Mary
Mary -thanks for the kind comment. I'll definitely check your blog out - thanks for letting me know!
Noob says:
This was the recipe I chose for my first attempt with the spiralizer. I used pre marinated chicken bulgogi from the Korean market and it was awesome!! Can't wait to try some others. Thanks for the ideas!
Anonymous says:
This was better then take-out! Thank you!
Feliza says:
I am a big fan! Been reading your blog eversince I got my spiralizer last May.
Betty says:
Love everything you are creating. Could you please give the Nutritional information for your dishes? I count my carbs. Thank you Betty
mm this sounds rather tasty and something new to try. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Simon
Karen says:
Oh My Gosh! Delicious, and that is with some adjustments for a picky friend -- no red peppers, no red pepper flakes, and peeled zucchini. Ugh! Still, it was awesome. I bet it would be good with riced cauliflower as well!
Mischi says:
This was soooo good! I just made it with leftover chicken thighs I'd cooked yesterday. Absolutely delish!
Sonia says:
Would like nutritional info or at least calories per serving please. I love my spiralizer and use your recipes at least once a week.
Jeanie says:
This looks crazy good! We get lazy sometimes and always order Chinese takeaway but the carbs aren't helping my waistline, can't wait to try this out with your spiralizer I just got for my birthday!
Stephanie says:
Can you use spagetti squash instead of the zucchini noodles?

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