They’re a bit of a craze right now so I thought I’d get in on the action and get a spiralizer! I do like a gadget but this is one that I think I may actually use as I’m expecting a glut of courgettes from the garden this summer and if you haven’t heard of courgetti spaghetti then where have you been?
I had a look on the high-street and there’s actually a wide range to choose from, with varying budgets, but as usual I took to the internet and opted for the one pictured above for £6.93 and free delivery.
The price has fluctuated now up to £9.97 but there’s plenty of other suppliers online and I thought it would be helpful to show you the type I’d bought. Virtually the same model is £19.99 at Lakeland so it shows it’s worth shopping around.
Does it work?
I’m happy to say that it actually works, and it’s very easy too. The first thing I’ve made is the trend-setting courgetti spaghetti and it was very nice indeed!
This model has 2 cut settings to thinner/thicker spirals and it pretty simple to use, basically it’s just like a giant pencil sharpener!
Having a look online it seems that boiling (like you would regular pasta) would give you very soggy courgetti so it’s best to simply fry it in a pan for a minute as if you were stir frying it.
Here’s how it turned out. This is with Quorn Bolognese too, so excuse the fact it looks like brain! The spiralised courgette was actually very tasty and was a great pasta substitute as it’s healthier, less calories, less carbs, and cooks very quickly.
Butternut Squash is lined-up next for the spiralizer treatment. I know you can’t wait to find out how it goes!!