It’s not very often that I get excited about a new product. But sometimes, I get contacted by a brand that it’s simply too good not to share.
I’m talking about House Food’s Shirataki noodles. Tofu Shirataki is a pasta alternative made of Konnyaku flour and tofu. These noodles are low in calories (only 20 calories per serving), low in fat (0.5g), and high in fibre (2g). This is truly an answered prayer for us carb lovers.
Best part? The taste and consistency of the noodles is just like regular pasta! So delicious.
I decided to create a dish with the spaghetti noodles – here’s my recipe for shrimp scampi using Tofu Shirataki noodles:
1 small lemon
2 bags of Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti shaped noodles
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. chopped garlic
8 oz. raw shrimp, peeled with no tails and deveined
1 plump tomato chopped
1 tbsp reduced fat parmesan cheese
2 tbsp light whipped butter or light butter spread
Dash of both salt and pepper (I used rock salt and freshly ground black pepper)
fresh parsley, chopped
Dash of red pepper flakes
VERY IMPORTANT – wash and drain the noodles completely! The noodles are very fragrant and it takes away from the illusion of having real pasta. Microwave the noodles for 1 minute with a little water and cook. Drain noodles and pat dry with a paper towel until there’s no moisture left.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray (butter flavoured is best!) to medium heat. Add onion and garlic and stir for about three minutes or until onion is soft.
Add shrimp and tomatoes. Cook and stir until shrimp is opaque (about 2 minutes). Add the juice of half the lemon and cook and stir for another minute.
Add noodles and mix well. Cook and stir the whole dish until entire dish is hot and shrimp are fully cooked. (1-2 minutes).
Stir butter until melted. Served sprinkled with parmesan cheese and garnished with parsley and lemon wedges.
Here’s the result:
This is by far one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made, and it’s simply delicious. At only 238 calories for half the entire dish, your guests will be coming back for seconds and even thirds!
You can purchase these noodles virtually anywhere. I’ve found them at SuperStore and Safeway no problem. Don’t take my word for it, try them out. You won’t be sorry.
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