We recently started the Ketogenic Diet here in our house. The Keto diet, as it is dubbed allows you to only have about 5% carbs each day. This works out for most people to be about 20-30 carbs per day. Really low carb y'all. If you are doing the Keto diet, you will love this spicy low carb shirataki noodles with shrimp recipe. I hope it will work out well for me, I have Hashimotos disease and apparently this low carb, high fat diet can help lower my antibodies so that I can feel better. Also, I don't like being hungry.
The Keto diet keeps you from feeling hungry. Win-win.
If you love a pasta dish but don't want the carbs, shirataki noodles are for you. Do they taste like spaghetti?
Do they taste like Asian noodles you might get in an Asian noodle soup?
The important thing here is that they hold a sauce...and isn't that the point of noodles really? A vehicle for a sauce. The Japanese have been eating Shirataki noodles for a long time. They are high in water-soluable fiber and low in carbohydrates. Low means 4g total per serving (3g fiber). Low, low, low.
The texture is not totally unlike a regular noodle, think more al-dente. I start by rinsing them in warm water and then drying them on paper towels. Make sure you dry them. If you don't they get slippery and have trouble holding the sauce and remember that's the point of this whole thing.
This spicy low carb shirataki noodles with shrimp recipe is a go-to for me. They really take about 5 minutes to make and is a yummy work from home lunch. Any work from home-ers out there? Do you struggle with lunch as much as I do? You know your hungry but you can't take a break so you tear yourself away from the computer only to go in the kitchen and guzzle snacks or your kids leftover breakfast?
Not saying I do that or anything.
I'm just saying...now you can whip up spicy pasta with almost no carbs in 5 minutes!
The spicy here is Sriracha. Let us take a moment to give a round of applause for Sriracha. Sriracha is life. Sriracha everything! It's a little sweet and mostly spicy and it makes errrrrrythang taste better. So theres a lot of Sriracha, a little lime, rich sesame oil, and fresh zippy scallions in this spicy low carb Shirataki noodles with shrimp recipe.
You basically saute the shrimp with a little Sriracha, throw in the noodles, swish it around and garnish with scallions. Easy.
SPICY LOW CARB SHIRATAKI NOODLES WITH SHRIMP RECIPE
Serving size: 2
12 shrimp peeled, deveined
2 tsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp Sriracha sauce divided
8oz. package Shirataki spaghetti rinsed, drained, dried
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 green onion
1 tsp salt
In a small skillet heat sesame oil until shimmering
Add shrimp and 1 Tbsp of Sriracha and cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes
Add the shirataki noodles and remaining 1 Tbsp of Sriracha
Turn down the heat to medium and toss the noodles and shrimp in the skillet
Add the lime juice
Saute' for an additional 5 minutes until the noodles are heated through.
Garnish with Sriracha and sliced green onions.
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Note: The serving size here is two. But let's be honest. You know if you are eating this for lunch you are going to eat the whole thing. What is pictured is one package of Shirataki which is 8oz. I have made this at dinner with meat and vegetables and my husband and I split it and it was perfect.
Not my 5 year old daughter though...because you know...Eggo Waffles.
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