Shirataki noodles are thin, low carb, chewy, and translucent Japanese noodles made from konjac yam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac).. Konjac has almost no calories but is very high in glucomannan fiber. Thus, it is often used as a diet food. Shirataki noodles, also called konjac or konnyaku noodle , are thinner than wheat noodles, do not break as easily, and have an almost crunchy texture. They do not have much flavor by themselves, but it absorbs flavors well from other ingredients.
Shirataki noodles are usually packaged “wet”, that is, you purchase them pre-packaged in liquid.
At PierMall.com, we carry the Shirataki noodles made in Japan. You may purchase it by single bag, or by case.
What you need to prepare shirataki noodles?
1. A small strainer.
2. Water to rinse. (You may notice a “fishy” smell when you open up the package. The smell is from the water in the package and not the noodles. The smell will disappear after you rinse the noodles several times in the fresh water).
3. A good family pasta recipe or healthy vegetables, seafood, chicken, spices – the list is endless!
4. Family and friends to enjoy your new found health discovery!
Konjac glucomannan , water, food grade calcium hydroxide.
How to store
Keep refrigerated after opening. Konjac Foods can be stored in room temperature with the shelf life about one year.
Recipe Suggestion for shirataki noodles:
Stir-Fry Vegetable with Shirataki
1 tablespoon sesame oil 7 oz shirataki noodles (1 bag) 1 cup green bean sprouts
1/4 cup fine carrot strips
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms (presoaked in water until soft and tender) 2 T Kikkoman soy sauce 1 Cup stir-fry vegetables (frozen)
Combine oil and soy sauce in wok and preheat over medium heat. rinse shirataki noodles in fresh water Add noodles and frozen vegetables to wok; stir fry until mixture is heated through but vegetables are still crispy. Add green bean sprouts and shiitake mushrooms; heat through. Makes 2 servings of about 2 1/2 cups. Simple, quick, delicious and deceptively low in calories! Number of Servings: 2
Shirataki Noodle Shrimp Stir-fry
1 8oz package of shirataki noodles 7 oz of raw shrimp (cleaned and shelled .5 tbsp canola oil 4 cloves garlic 1 tbsp grated ginger .5 tsp hot pepper flakes or hot pepper paste 1 large green peppers 1 medium zucchini (about 7 oz) ½ cup snow pea 2 large scalions 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp mirin .5 teaspoon agave nectar 2 tbsp cornstarch
Put water on to boil.
Rinse noodles and set aside.
Add noodles to boiling water and stir.
At the same time, heat wok and following steps below:
Chop garlic and grate ginger. Set aside. Cut peppers into long strips, Set aside Chop zucchini into long strips, Set aside.
Make sauce: mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin and cornstarch.
Clean and shell shrimp, remove tails if you like. Add oil to piping hot wok and add garlic, ginger and hot pepper flakes/paste.
Stir for 30 seconds and add peppers. Stir.
Add Zucchini. Stir for 2 minutes.
Push veggies to side and dump in shrimp.
Stir-fry shrimp and veggies together for a minute.
Add snow pea and continue to stir.
Re-mix the sauce and add to stir-fry. Stir for a minute.
Drain noodles and add to wok. Turn off heat and mix to incorporate noodles. top with scallions and serve!
Number of Servings: 2
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