Sautéed Swiss Chard Ribs with Cream and Fettuccine Shirataki

Sautéed Swiss Chard Ribs with Cream and Fettuccine Shirataki
Recipe type: Side Dish, Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound swiss chard, yielding 2 cups of chopped ribs
  • ¼ cup (half a stick) butter
  • ¾ to 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 packages Fettuccine Shirataki
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Separate the ribs from the greens. Cut the ribs into ½-inch to 1-inch pieces. Blanch the ribs in lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the drained, blanched ribs and simmer for 4 minutes. Add heavy cream and cook until cream reduces by two-thirds.
  3. While the cream is reducing, drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  4. Mix creamed chard with pasta. Season lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper.

 

 

Macaroni Shirataki with Ricotta and Asparagus

Macaroni Shirataki with Ricotta and Asparagus
Recipe type: Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

 

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.