I received some coupons in the mail to try out House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles and Tofu. While I had coupons for both the noodles and tofu, I could only find the noodles at our local Safeway. I found them in the refrigerated vegetarian section. Here they are…At first I thought “Noodles, in a bag!?!? What the h-?” But after further research on their products and many rave reviews later, I came to realize that these noodles are a great low-carb way to get your noodle fix! Check out the nutritional info…Shirataki noodles are made by blending the flour of the Konnyaku – a member of the Asian yam family and tofu. They come in a number of noodle shapes, such as angel-hair, spaghetti, fettuccine, and macaroni. They are very easy to prepare and can be eaten right out of the bag. You just give it a rinse and that’s about it!
Here are some other facts about House Foods tofu and tofu shirataki noodles:
- Made from 100% US soybeans
- Non-GMO verified
- Gluten-free certified
- Kosher certified
- Cholesterol free, with virtually no unsaturated fats
- Rich in minerals (calcium and iron)
- Easy to prepare
- Tasty in a wide variety of dishes (including: sweet, spicy, savory, sour)
Now, onto the recipe! I was trying to think of an Asian inspired stir-fry dish and remembered I had some shrimp and edamame in the freezer. I tossed those with the noodles, some green onions and sauce. Quick and easy!!! It also has 25g of protein per serving, how you doin’?!
Makes 2 Servings
1 bag (8 oz) of Shiritaki tofu noodles, rinsed
4.5 oz shelled edamamde beans
2 green onions, diced
100g cooked shrimp
1 Tbsp sesame seeds for garnish
Olive oil for drizzling
3 Tbsp lime juice, approx juice of one lime
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1-2 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 clove of garlic, minced
To prepare the noodles, remove from bag, add to a strainer and rinse well with water. The noodles have a mild fish smell, but once you rinse it with water it goes away. To make the sauce, simply whisk together all the ingredients, set aside. On medium heat, in a frying pan or wok, drizzle some olive oil and add the shrimp. Prepare edamame according to package directions, then add to the frying pan. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the noodles and sauce to the frying pan, stir-fry again for 2-3 minutes. Add the green onions and sesame seeds and fry for 1-2 minutes. Dish up into 2 bowls and enjoy!!
Nutritional Info per serving
238 Calories, 24g Carbs, 6g Fat, 25g Protein, 906mg Sodium, 11g Sugar
Please note, the noodles are very low-carb; the carbs in this dish mostly come from the edamame beans and honey.