Here is a quick one that I want to share with you. I learned it from my buddy, and amazing boat captain, Pete Paolino, while working in King Salmon, Alaska. Pete currently works out of Ketchikan, Alaska and can be found fishing the Columbia River in the fall and winter months. He used to own an Italian restaurant and “Paolino Pasta” was on his menu.
I am a huge fan of Italian food, so I believe that there can never be enough, healthy pasta alternatives. Make this one today and it will soon find itself on you list of favorites. If you are looking for other pasta replacements, be sure to check out my Butternut Squash Lasagna…
Have a great weekend, make the most of the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day and, as always, do your best to…
“Keep It Paleo!”
“Paolina Pasta” with “Zucchini-ccini”
“Keep It Paleo!”
1 link hot Italian sausage after cooking weighs about 4oz, and with 1oz equaling one block, we get 4 blocks from the sausage. Additionally we will use 6-8 wild shrimp (21-25 size ). We know that 2oz of shrimp equal one block, so 24 shrimp equal one pound, and we are using 6 shrimp, or 4oz, we get two blocks from the shrimp for a total of 6 protein blocks.
4 zucchini – depending on the size of the zucchini, we should get about 1-2 cups per zucchini, so with that said, we will get about 4 blocks from the zucchini. And, because of the consistancy of tomato sauce, we count 1/2 cup to equal one block, therefore 1 cup tomato sauce gives us two blocks for a total of 6 carb blocks.
1/3 cup coconut milk has 14g of fat therefore with the measurement of 3g per block, that gives us 5 blocks from the coconut milk. In addition we will get some fats from the olive Oil, but that is going to be dependent of how much you use. We know that 1/3 of a teaspoon equals one block, so for every teaspoon you add its adding 3 blocks of fat.
This meal is a balanced 6 block meal, so enjoy it as one large meal or divide it into two 3-block meals and share with a friend.