Video: Bacon Shrimp Scampi with Carrot Noodles + OXO Giveaway


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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.)

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OXO and Inspiralized

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!

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Note: Although OXO provided complimentary products for this post, the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. whoops - missed the instructions. i rinse my spiralizer off immediately after using and if needed, use a cleaning brush from ikea, but it's not as thorough as i would like. thanks!
  2. I love OXO products! I don't have the spiralizer, but I can think of many ways to use that brush set.
  3. I have a long-handled kitchen brush that works great for pots and pans, but I think I'd like having the soap reservoir like the Oxo brush.
  4. Susan Cotten :
    I have an old OXO brush, but really need a new one! The small brushes look awesome as well!! My sprializer is the most fun kitchen gadget I have had in a LONG time, and I absolutely LOVE!! :)
  5. I do not a spiralizer, but love OXO products!
  6. I use a lot of caution and worry about getting cut. This would be awesome.
  7. I just bought mine. Cleaning it is a real pain. I use a toothbrush.
  8. Tracy Moniz :
    Hi there - you should affiliate link to the brush with the holder - that's pretty cool! I ordered my brush through your link some time ago, so didn't get the holder. :) (I let mine rest in a rack in the sink.)
  9. I don't have a spiralizer yet, but I'm getting one soon and this'll come in handy!
  10. Barb miller :
    I love the carrot idea. I will try it this coming week, so excited!!! Thanks for sharing.
  11. I don't have a spirilizer - not yet!
  12. I love my spiralizer, but don't love the gunk that can get in the small nooks and crannies. Besides my dish rag, I use a dedicated tooth brush and tooth pick! I would get so much use out of this set!
  13. Love my deep clean brush set but never thought to use it on my spiralizer. Thanks for the tip!
  14. How cool ! What a cool tip that you can buy brush replacements.
  15. I've been planning to purchase a spiralizer and thrilled to see how well these cleaning tools would enhance it when I have it!
  16. I just picked up a round brush to clean mine. I think the smaller tools would be a huge help!
  17. I use a toothbrush.
  18. I love OXO products, theta have great quality and perform as promised
  19. I've never owned or used a spiralizer. No idea how to clean one.
  20. I'd love to win this set!
  21. I use a toothbrush to scrub it
  22. I use a baby bottle brush
  23. Just bought a a spiralizer and started following your blog. Would love to win the OXO cleaning brushes so I can safely keep it really clean!
  24. I definitely need these to clean my spiralizer. These look awesome. Would love to win.
  25. I use a clean, unused toothbrush
  26. What an awesome way to clean the spiralizer.
  27. These brushes would help with cleaning!
  28. I try to rinse the blades as soon as I'm done spiralizing, but it would be great to have these brushes!
  29. I have bought a spiralizer finally. I have been saving your recipes for a while now and finally jumped in! I am a bit scared of it. I think I am scared of giving up pasta. But I am sure I will soon be hooked.
  30. rinse, oxo handle brush and then a toothbrush to get rid of the residue
  31. I use a scrubby brush on a long handle, but it doesn't REALLY do the job. And then I just dishwash it, but that doesn't always do the trick either...would LOVE to win one of these products for my kitchen!!
  32. Roxanne Andrews :
    I would love to have this OXO set to keep my spiralizer clean!!
  33. What do you do with the "cores", that part in the middle that doesn't spiralize? I froze some in with the odds and ends I use to make broth, but do you have other ideas?
  34. This was wonderful! We loved it. I had to switch to zucchini noodles though. Where in the world do you find carrots big enough to spiralize? Another question.......have you ever tried to spiralize fennel?

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