Yep, you read that right, miracle-noodles. That's the other name given for shirataki noodles as it differs from regular noodles.
They are made from the Japanese konjac plant and water, and are virtually fat free! At only around 10 calories per 200g, and very low on carbs, this is perfect for low carb diets or if you just want to cut down on carbs. You can read a little more on my previous post here, along with the other goodies I received from Yutaka.
I stir fried my shirataki noodles with some leeks and fried fish cake, and used the Tamari soya sauce and a sachet of miso soup that Yutaka sent to me, as my cooking condiments. Miso soup sachets are not just for making soup with, they are also brilliant to use in cooking.
From chopping to plating up, this only took me 15 minutes. Delicious, filling and low in calories too!
Gather your ingredients.
Chop the fish cake. I cut lengthwise across and then sliced the 2 halves.
Mix the packet of miso with a little water to loosen up.
Blanch the noodles for 3-5 minutes.
Drain the noodles and run some cold water through them.
Add oil to the pan and let it heat a little. Throw in the fishcake and leeks. Stir for around 3 minutes.
Add in the noodles and continue to stir for another 2 minutes. Then add in the miso paste and Tamari soya sauce. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes until done.
Dinner is ready!
1 pack of Shirataki noodles, drained
1 block of fish cake
2 tsp Tamari soya sauce (fine to use regular soya sauce too)
1 packet of mellow yellow miso soup sachet
2 tbsp oil
1. Cut the fishcake lengthwise across, and then slice the 2 halves
2. Slice the leek
3. Mix a little water with the miso soup paste to loosen slightly
4. Blanch the noodles for 3-5 minutes in hot water, drain and run under cold water
5. Add the oil to the pan, once hot, add in the fish cake and leek. Stir fry for 3 minutes and then add in the noodles. Continue to stir for another 2 minutes
6. Add miso paste and soya sauce, mix well and cook for 3-5 minutes or until cooked
7. Serve it on it's own or add some chilli sauce for a kick!