Black Bean and Macaroni Shirataki Salad

Black Bean and Macaroni Shirataki Salad
Recipe type: Salads, Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • 2 cups dried black beans
  • ½ celery stalk
  • ½ carrot
  • A few sprigs fresh thyme
  • A few sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ onion
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • A handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Tie the celery, carrot, thyme, parsley, and bay leaf into a bundle using cotton butcher's twine. Place the beans, bundle, and onion into a pot. Add just enough water to barely cover the beans. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook for 1 to 2 hours until beans are barely tender.
  2. After 30 minutes, add the salt to the beans. Occasionally check on the beans and add water to cover the beans, if needed.
  3. When beans are just barely tender, drain them and remove the carrot bundle.
  4. Toss the beans while hot with the olive oil, lime juice, onion, cilantro, cumin, Macaroni Shirataki and chili powder.
  5. Chill thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

Fettuccine Alfredo with Fettuccine Shirataki

Fettuccine Alfredo with Fettuccine Shirataki
Recipe type: Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Fettuccine Shirataki
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under warm water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saute until tender. Add heavy cream and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Place Fettuccine Shirataki in a pot , set over medium-high heat with a small amount of water .
  4. Add the butter-cream mixture and half of the Parmesan and toss to combine thoroughly.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and garnish with parsley, if desired.
  7. Serve immediately.

Brussels Sprouts with Black Bean Garlic Sauce on Shirataki Noodles

Brussels Sprouts with Black Bean Garlic Sauce on Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • dash of chili pepper flakes
  • 25 brussels sprouts
  • 1½ tablespoons of black bean garlic sauce*
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 package Shirataki Noodles
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse the Shirataki Noodles really well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Wash the brussels sprouts well. Trim the stems and discard any of the loose leaves. Quarter them lengthwise.
  3. Place the oil and chili flakes into a large skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add the brussels sprouts to the pan and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the sprouts begin to brown a bit. They may absorb all the oil, if they do just add another ½ tablespoon of oil.
  4. Add the black bean garlic sauce and stir until all the brussels sprouts are well coated. Add a pinch of ground black pepper (the sauce is already salty so you probably won't need any salt). Cook for about 30 more seconds.
  5. Take off heat and serve immediately on a bed of Shirataki Noodles.
Notes
* I use Lee Kum Kee black bean and garlic sauce. You may use any one that you like. Can be found in most larger grocery stores. Note that the sauce is pretty salty, so no additional salt is needed.