I think I’m in love. With shirataki noodles that is. I love when foods fall into certain categories, independent of the flavor profile– versatility and low-price points go a long way with me. Food that are both versatile and cheap are amazing — you can use them over and over in so many dishes, transforming them into so many things. That’s why you see staple foods such as kale and mushroom popping up in so many of my recipes (those foods are also full of nutrients I need). These noodles are healthy, versatile and pretty much take on the tofu-like quality of being able to soak up whatever flavor you want them to. I’ve been experimenting with Asian-inspired dishes, but I hope to use my creativity to create other palette pleasing flavors with these noodles as well.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bag of shirataki noodles, fettuccine style
- 3/4 cup of Gardein beefless tips
- 2-3 sprigs of cilantro (remove the herb from the stem)
- 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s Korean Style BBQ Sauce
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
What to Do:
- In a small skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat.
- Once hot, add beefless tips and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Sprinkle with salt and stir; continue cooking tips for another 3-4 minutes, until they are all heated through, and have acquired a light browning to them.
- Remove tips from heat and add BBQ sauce to skillet. Mix sauce into tips well.
- In a separate skillet, place over medium-high heat and empty entire bag of shirataki noodles into skillet, with water.
- Parboil* the noodles for about 2-3 minutes; remove from heat and drain noodles but leave in skillet.
- Add sesame oil to noodles and stir, being careful not to tear the noodles.
- Transfer noodles to serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Spoon BBQ tips on top of noodles.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve. Bon appetit!
* These noodles do not require cooking. If you want them heated up, the package states that you can parboil them for a few minutes — parboiling is partially cooking something via the method of boiling. But again, this is not necessary, and you can eat them straight out of the package! To parboil, heat the noodles up with the water inside the pack on high heat for 2-3 minutes, just until warmed. When done, remove from heat and drain. Run under cool water for a few seconds to fully stop cooking, if desired.
Date posted on Instagram: 6/14/18