Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recipe Redux -- Bikini Style

When I was blogging at the Fat Free Queen I participated in a monthly recipe linkup called The Recipe Redux.  What is it?  It's "the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians,The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (of ReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover."

The theme for this month is:
A Spirited ReDux 
From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?"

The delicious dinner Ken made me for my birthday fit the bill perfectly.  

Shrimp and Lobster with Zucchini Noodles
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
.5 cup white wine, divided
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (we used extra large but medium is fine too)
2 lobster tails, chopped
1 sprig of rosemary
2 medium zucchini, spiral sliced into noodles
1 tomato, chopped


  1. Saute onions and garlic until soft
  2. Add .25 cup wine, shrimp, lobster, and rosemary
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer until shrimp and lobster are done.  Set aside.
  4. Separately saute zucchini noodles
  5. When zucchini is almost done to your liking add the shrimp mixture, and tomatoes and gently toss together.
  6. Add wine and saute until wine reduces a bit and tomatoes are tender.

The best thing about this dish is that it isn't TOO much of a cheat.  It's nice and light and calorically won't break the bank.  Enjoy!


  1. I love zucchini noodles. This sounds delicious!

  2. Wow! I have to try this. It looks so freaking good! Tell Ken to come cook it for me!!

  3. This is what I would order off of a menu in a heartbeat -yum!

    1. I wish I could find a restaurant that serves things as healthy as this!