Hi hi hi!
In an effort to share more of what’s going on in terms of my diet, I wanted to bring you in the kitchen with me. I don’t often share my recipes and what I whip up because I tend to not measure things. Tonight I’m home alone, so I thought I would whip up one of my favorite meals, shrimp alfredo!
To help me stay on track, I love to stock my fridge and freezer with ready to go items that can be brought together for quick meals. After a long day of work (not feeling too well), running errands here and there, I got home and didn’t want to cook anything! However, since I’m still recovering from my “cheat day,” I knew that order out was definitely out of the question.
Last week I had roasted a large spaghetti squash. I used majority of it for another casserole, and saved some on the side for another meal. Now, I don’t like to just throw my meals together, I love to incorporate as much flavor as possible to every element. So before I heated up my spaghetti squash and shrimp, I made a little garlic olive oil. In my small pan (on medium-low heat), I put in about 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 4 garlic cloves and just let that slowly soften and infuse in the olive oil. I know 4 garlic cloves seems excessive, but look how small they are!
As it slowly infused, I changed clothes and scrolled through Facebook. After about 10 minutes, I mashed the garlic cloves and turned up the heat. Once I started to hear the garlic sizzling, I added in my shrimp to sear; about 2-3 minutes on each side, I don’t want them to be completely cooked, but I want them to get the most flavor out of the oil. Don’t forget to lightly salt and pepper!
After the shrimp was done, I added in about ¼ cup of my spaghetti squash to heat through. While it was heating up, I added in salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
Once it was thoroughly heated, I went ahead and put back the shrimp so it can cook completely and added in some mushrooms (yum!).
Now here is my secret weapon. Ready made alfredo sauce. Yes, even I get lazy and am too lazy to make my own sauce. Surprisingly, a lot of these sauces are very keto friendly, especially when you make these one-off meals.
If you want to be extra fancy, you can pour this into a mini ceramic dish and top it off with a mixture of some almond flour, parmesan cheese and butter, put it under a broiler for a few minutes and have a delicious crust, but aint nobody got time for that. I simply stirred in parmesan cheese and topped it with mozzarella cheese.
I settled on my couch, turned on the TV and enjoyed some Family Guy. A great meal to end a Tuesday.