Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

As someone that generally has so much to say in real life, at times I can find this blank window of a new post to be completely daunting. I am not a writer, not by any stretch of the imagination. My posts are riddled with incorrect punctuation and remedial grammatical errors – probably every last post on this website. I can be somewhat insecure about this fact, it used to almost be crippling at times. Being ever a perfectionist, I want everything to always be on-point and I can give myself an insanely hard time when I feel that things don’t meet my expectations.

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Thankfully I have the utmost confidence in my recipes and my ideas, so I power through. I chat a little, I share what’s on my mind and we just get through it together. This is one of those times that my brain is so overloaded with everything going on, that while it feels full to the brim, somehow, I am also at a loss. With mid-terms last weekend, Expo West this weekend add a back injury, parties, a newborn nephew on the other side of the country, tons of people in town right now, and everything in between – there is almost too much to share that somehow there ends up being nothing important enough to write to you about. Or maybe my brain is just beyond tired. I am leaning more towards that.

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

So, I will do my best to follow some of my most favorite advice to dish out – K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid). We’re simply going to chat about this recipe and then I will give you said recipe. That might be about all I can handle at this point.

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

This recipe came out of what we had on hand and what my body was crying out for. One of my favorite exercises in creativity in the kitchen. You can never go wrong with spiralized zucchini noodles, they just win at everything, always. The lightly caramelized fennel and shallot bring a hint of subtle sweetness to the dish, with a fresh crunch and the spicy, crispy toasted sourdough breadcrumbs make for an amazing finishing move, with the perfect crunchy texture to a super light, nourishing and healthy dish. I have fallen in love with this whole crispy, toasty bread crumbs on veggies idea, thanks to my friend Sherrie.

I absolutely love Bread SRSLY‘s gluten-free, vegan sourdough bread and recently discovered that it makes some of THE best breadcrumbs I have ever had. This post isn’t sponsored by Bread SRSLY, but simply a profession of my love and adoration for this product and for it’s girl-boss, Sadie, the brains and brawn behind it all.

Truth be told, the best thing of all is that this is a one pan meal. Made in steps, you don’t need more than a cast iron skillet, 20 minutes and a couple of hungry mouths – OK and all the ingredients, a stove, all of those things, too.

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

Zucchini Noodles with Caramelized Fennel and Spicy Sourdough Breadcrumbs

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