Seafood Marinara with Zucchini Noodles


Do you love Italian food? Fresh seafood? Me too! However, we've been trying to lighten up the diet, so I've been on a zucchini noodle roll -- they're just delicious and so easy (especially when Whole Foods now prepares them and sells them ready to boil)! Yes, I am paying for convenience, but sometimes I'm OK with that!

This dish was tasty -- I bought some fresh scallops and shrimp today and decided to toss it in with some other ingredients I had on hand. Give this a shot! You can put in whichever seafood you want too, so get creative! Ingredients: 1/2 pound peeled, deveined shrimp 1/3 pound sea scallops 1 tb Italian seasoning (I use salt-free) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1-2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce (mine is Rao's) ~ 1-1.5 pound zucchini noodles 1 tb olive oil 1 tb butter splash of dry white wine parmesan cheese (topping at end) fresh basil (optional) Directions: Bring your water to a boil with a dash of salt. Have the zucchini prepped and ready to go. Meanwhile, pat the shrimp and scallops dry - sprinkle with some pepper. In a separate saute pan, heat 1 tb olive oil and 1 tb butter. When hot, sear the scallops approximately 2-3 minutes per side, depending on the size of the scallops. You want to brown these and cook them through. Set aside on a platter and place the shrimp in the saute pan. Add a bit more oil if necessary and a splash of dry white wine. After about 1 minute on each side, turn and brown the other side until these are also done. Set these on the platter with the scallops. Drain the liquid from the pan, and add the marinara sauce over medium heat. Add the seafood back to the pan with the sauce, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Simmer for just a couple of minutes and then serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese! I didn't have fresh herbs on me, but fresh basil would've been a great addition!

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