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Recipe: Shrimp Scampi & Zucchini Noodles

What’s that saying? New year, new me? It doesn’t have to be a new you but maybe an improved you. It only takes a couple of weeks to turn something you do into a habit and then into a complete lifestyle change. Try choosing an activity you can start to train for little by little, like the Run the Vineyards – Scurry for Sangria 5k this June.  You can also start with simple recipes to change your eating habits. Cut down on portion sizes, don’t eat out as much (those portions are HUGE), take home leftovers when you do eat out. You can eat half of the meal you order at dinner and then eat the other half for lunch the next day, that’s two meals in one! You’ll end up saving money this way too. Win win!

Do you sometimes get in your head that it would be too difficult to make a healthy meal? And that healthy meals don’t usually taste all that good because they don’t have much flavor? I used to think that before I made this delicious Shrimp Scampi Zoodle dinner! I was definitely skeptical about the zoodle part because I had never had them before but since I have had shrimp scampi before I thought to myself it can’t be that bad, I’ll give it a try!

The best part about this recipe is that everything is prepared and cooked in one pan. First, the butter and oil go in the pan. Then, the garlic and the red pepper flakes are tossed in after the butter is melted. Add in your choice of dry white wine (I chose Dry Pinot Grigio. It’s one of my favorites from Hawk Haven and it means that I get to have a glass of it with dinner…and while cooking of course!) and lemon zest. At this point you have to be a little patient and wait for the alcohol to cook off. You will be able to smell the pan and know when all of the alcohol is gone! Add in the shrimp, salt, and pepper and cook until the shrimp are pink and translucent on the inside.

Lastly, add in the zoodles. You can either buy zucchini and spiralize them yourself OR in most grocery stores they carry pre-spiralized zoodles (which is way easier to manage for a first time zoodler). The zoodles then have to cook down in the sauce for about 3 min. Serve on your desired plate, pour your glass of Hawk Haven Dry Pinot Grigio and dig in!

Full recipe and ingredients, here.

Start the New Year off right and with a glass of wine in hand! Drinking in moderation, maintaining a healthy diet and incorporating exercise into your routine will be sure to help you stay healthy this year. Click here to purchase the 2016 Dry Pinot Grigio! We ship to FL, NJ, and PA or you can purchase and pick up in our tasting room!