Shirataki Noodles…

I heard about Shirataki noodles a long time ago but could never find them. I never looked too hard, even though I was quite intrigued. They’re a noodle made of tofu which is kind of neat. They’re low calorie and low carb if you’re into that kind of thing. I just thought it was pretty cool that they’re made of tofu.

They have a pretty cool texture and they’re filling too…I was told they aren’t very good in pasta with sauce dishes, and I can agree that that’s probably true. In a stir fry dish though, they’re very nice…

Peppery Shiritake Noodle Stirfry

Serves 1-2

1 package of Shiritaki noodles

1 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tsp peanut butter

1 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp vegetable broth

¾ cup broccoli

1 small carrot

1 stalk of celery

3 leaves of baby bok choy

2 mushrooms

¾ tsp black pepper

salt to taste

  • Drain the noodles and cook as directed on package (I microwaved them).
  • Heat the oil over a medium heat and saute the garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli, carrots, celery, bok choy and mushrooms and saute until cooked.
  • In a small bowl stir together the peanut butter, soy sauce and vegetable broth until smooth.
  • Add the noodles and the sauce to the pan.
  • Stir until sauce is spread evenly and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add black pepper and salt to taste and serve.

* You can use whatever vegetables you prefer, I’m sure. 😀