Macaroni Shirataki with Ricotta and Asparagus

Macaroni Shirataki with Ricotta and Asparagus
Recipe type: Vegetarian
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  • Salt
  • 1¼ pound thick asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and mashed
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ⅔ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a couple teaspoons of salt. Have an ice bath ready. Add the asparagus and cook until tender but firm, about 4 minutes. Remove the asparagus with tongs and place in the ice bath to stop the cooking.
  2. Cut the asparagus into ⅛-inch diagonal slices, leaving the tips intact.Reserve 1 cup of the asparagus cooking water.
  3. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  4. Rub the inside of a large serving bowl with the mashed garlic. Discard the garlic.
  5. Add the ricotta, olive oil, and ¼ cup of the asparagus cooking water. Mix together in the bowl.
  6. Add the Macaroni Shirataki to the ricotta mixture. Fold in the asparagus and half of the Parmesan cheese.
  7. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and several dashes of nutmeg. Add some of the reserved asparagus water if needed.
  8. Serve with remaining grated Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl for sprinkling.