Fettuccine Shirataki with Butternut Parmesan Sauce

 

Fettuccine Shirataki with Butternut Parmesan Sauce
Recipe type: Side Dish, Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash weighing about 2½ pounds
  • 1 package Fettuccine Shirataki
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ⅓ cup of chopped shallots
  • ½ cup of packed, freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water as needed to thin the sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the butternut squash lengthwise in half and scoop out the insides and discard them (or save the seeds and toast them).
  3. Pour ¼ cup of water into a glass or ceramic baking dish and place the butternut squash halves cut side down. Bake for 40 minutes or until a fork easily pierces the squash. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Scoop out the squash flesh from the skins and purée with a blender (work in batches or place in a bowl and use a hand blender). Discard the skins.
  5. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  6. Pour the olive oil into a wide skillet on medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the butternut squash purée and cook for about a minute, mixing it in with the shallots.
  8. Add the cream, a tablespoon at a time, slowly stirring it in to incorporate and to avoid lumps.
  9. Stir in the Parmesan.
  10. Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add water (or chicken stock) to thin to the consistency you want.
  11. Take off heat and add the parsley and lemon juice. Cover the pan to keep warm.
  12. Pour the sauce over the Fettuccine Shirataki.
  13. Garnish with a little extra parsley and Parmesan.
  14. Serve immediately.
Notes
We like this sauce at the consistency of a chunky tomato sauce. You may like it smoother.

 

Fettuccine Shirataki with Mushrooms and Lemon Ginger Dressing

 

Fettuccine Shirataki with Mushrooms and Lemon Ginger Dressing
Recipe type: Salads, Side Dish
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Ingredients
Lemon Ginger Dressing
  • ¾ teaspoon Asian chili powder (or cayenne)
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 inch section of ginger, peeled and grated
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
The Noodles
  • 1 package Fettuccine Shirataki
  • 7 ounces fresh mushrooms ( sliced button, sliced shitake)
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs (parsley, green onion, cilantro or basil)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients, except for the sesame oil and olive oil in a food processor or hand blender. Run the blender for a few seconds, until all ingredients are combined. With the machine running, drizzle in the oils.
  2. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  3. Heat a frying pan over high heat. Add the butter and when the butter starts bubbling, add the mushrooms. Saute the mushrooms for 2 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the Fettuccine Shirataki with the mushrooms, fresh herbs, sesame seeds and some of the dressing (to taste.)

Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese with Macaroni Shirataki Noodles

 

Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese with Macaroni Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Side dish
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Ingredients
  • 2 packages Macaroni Shirataki Noodles
  • ½ large box Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut Velveeta cheese into cubes.
  2. Drain and rinse Macaroni Shirataki Noodles well. Dry on paper towels and set aside.
  3. In a dutch oven pan, put cheese and butter or margarine and half of the can of milk.
  4. Melt over low heat until smooth. Stir constantly to keep cheese from scorching.
  5. Put Macaroni Shirataki Noodles into cheese mixture and stir. If it is too thick add milk until it stirs easily.The mixture should be juicy but not runny.
Notes
This is my Mom's Mac and Cheese recipe. One all the grandkids and great grandkids think we need for every get together.