Spaghetti Squash Scampi Boats

Total Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4


Spaghetti Squash Scampi Boats


· 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 2 1/2 pounds)· 2 teaspoons olive oil· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper· 1 pound large shrimp (16/20), peeled, deveined and tails removed· 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter· 1 tablespoon grated garlic (about 4 cloves)· 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving· 1/3 cup dry white wine· 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice· 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus more for serving· Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving


Step 1Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.Step 2Cut the squash in half lengthwise with a serrated knife and remove the seeds with a spoon. Brush the flesh of each half with 1 teaspoon of the oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Put the halves flesh-side down on a baking sheet and cook until the flesh can easily be flaked with a fork and the edges just turn brown, about 45 minutes.Step 3Separate the strands of squash by scraping the flesh with a fork. Transfer the scraped strands to a large bowl. Cover with foil and keep warm. Reserve scraped squash bowls.Step 4Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in the skillet. Add the shrimp and cook until golden pink, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the shrimp to the bowl with the squash strands.Step 5Return the skillet to medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the wine and lemon juice. Increase the heat to high and boil until the liquid thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and the parsley.Step 6Pour the sauce over the shrimp and squash strands and toss to combine. Transfer the mixture back into the squash bowls and top with grated Parmesan, more parsley and red pepper flakes.