March 15, 2010

Shirataki Noodles!

I tried shirataki noodles yesterday and LOVE them - they are pretty much a free food - no calories, no carbs. Only - they fill me up and I need to prioritize protein right now since I have a lot of restriction. I just now read the link provided above, and it appears that these suckers swell up in water once you eat them - which would explain why they are so filling.

Yesterday, I sauteed some tofu cubes and minced garlic in grapeseed oil and added a spoonful of Thai peanut sauce, some rice vinegar, a few drops of sesame oil, and some soy sauce to the pan - then stirred it all together for a minute or two until it looked saucy to me. I dumped the pan on top of some tofu shirataki noodles that I had rinsed, and then parboiled for 3 minutes. Yum. But very filling. (And kind of a mish-mash of Asian ingredients - I'll call it Pan-Asian Peanut Noodles I suppose.)

Next time I will try some shredded chicken or pork and maybe some cut up veg in this (grated carrots, chopped mushrooms and onion, sauteed with the chicken) and use way less of the noodles. I also have a recipe for my very favourite Asian dish - Vietnamese Noodle Bowl with Barbeque Pork or Shrimp - It is pretty low carb, with lots of good fiber and will be perfect with these noodles!

1 comment:

  1. I think I have heard of those noodles. A friend of mine said she orders them off the internet though. I want to see a picture of you now! I am happy to get new ideas for cooking too. When will we see an updated picture of you?