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Thai Beef Drunken Zoodles

Keyword Dairy-Free, gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 643 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchini or 5 medium sized
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup chopped shallots
  • 1-2 red hot chili peppers* de-seeded and diced
  • 1.5 lbs high quality beef such as top sirloin or filet mignon cut into thin slices or 1 inch cubes
  • ½ cup coconut aminos**
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup fresh thai basil or holy basil*
  • Juice of 1/2 lime about 1 tbsp (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spiralize your zucchini noodles and set aside to a large plate or bowl. Use paper towels to squeeze out any excess moisture. Make the sauce by mixing together the coconut aminos, vinegar, and fish sauce.

  2. Heat up a large wok or skillet to medium high heat. Add oil, and toss in ginger, garlic, and shallots. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant, add beef and chopped red pepper. Cook beef for just a few minutes, making sure each side is browned, but not overcooked. Turn down heat to low.
  3. Toss the sauce into skillet with beef. Mix in zoodles and stir to coat. Finally toss in carrots and fresh basil (torn into pieces). Let everything cook for another 1-2 minutes so the entire mixture is hot and well incorporated.

  4. Serve hot with lime juice (if using)

Recipe Notes

*You can completely omit peppers for a non-spicy variation. You can also adjust spice and use red pepper flakes instead to individualize plates.

**Coconut aminos can also be replaced with GF tamari or soy sauce. If doing this, I would recommend adding 1 - 2 tbsp of honey to make it a tad sweeter. 
***Holy basil and Thai basil are found in many grocery stores. If you cannot find it, go ahead and use regular basil.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Beef Drunken Zoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 643 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1161mg50%
Potassium 1279mg37%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 6090IU122%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.