Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Perfect for a low carb diet. A great alternative to a pasta dish.
- 2 lbs medium zucchini, ends trimmed (about 4)
- 12 ounces halibut, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pinch finely grated lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
- 1 tablespoon dry white wine
- 3⁄4 cup shrimp stock
- 1 cup chopped peeled and seeded tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons lightly toasted pine nuts
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, garnish
- 5 tablespoons sweet paprika
- 1⁄4 cup salt
- 1⁄4 cup garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons cayenne
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- Spice Blend (Emeril's Original Essence): Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and blend well. Store in an airtight container in your spice cabinet for up to 3 months.
- Slice the zucchini lengthwise into very thin strips, like pasta. Discard the center seedy pieces and separate the slices.
- Season the halibut lightly on both sides with Emeril's Essence.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the halibut and cook until just cooked through, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat.
- In a large skillet, heat the extra virgin olive oil over high heat. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add the zucchini and green onions and cook, tossing, until the zucchini is just barley wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the white wine and bring to a boil. Add the stock and bring to a simmer while tossing. Add the tomatoes and remove from heat. Add the herbs and pine nuts and toss again. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Divide the zucchini 'pasta' among 4 shallow pasta bowls or large plates. Arrange the fish on top and sprinkle each portion with 2 tablespoons of the cheese.
- Serve immediately.
Good flavor although making the spice blend and the zucchini strips were a bit time consuming. I used white wine instead of the shrimp stock and omitted the cheese. Very healthy "pasta" dinner.