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 Shirataki Chicken Salad

Fettuccine Shirataki Chicken Salad
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes, Salads
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Fettuccine Shirataki
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons Special Seasoning*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped green onions, green part only, plus extra for garnish
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Tomato wedges, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise into 1-inch wide strips.
  4. Place chicken on a baking sheet, sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon of Special Seasoning and all of the thyme, and then drizzle it with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through but still juicy; do not overcook.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, put the Shirataki Noodles in a large bowl for tossing.
  7. Remove the chicken from the baking sheet and set aside. Pour the juices from the baking sheet into a medium bowl.
  8. To the bowl, add the mayonnaise, green onions, parsley, basil, the remaining teaspoon of Special Seasoning, and the seasoning salt, and stir until well blended.
  9. Pour the dressing over the pasta and toss gently.
  10. Place the chicken strips on top of the pasta.
  11. Garnish with tomato wedges and additional sliced green onions.
Notes
This dish can be made 1 day before serving *Special Seasoning: 1 cup salt ¼ cup black pepper ¼ cup garlic powder Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

 

 

 

 

Salmon Macaroni Shirataki Salad

 

Salmon Macaroni Shirataki Salad
Recipe type: Salads
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • Salt
  • 2 (7-ounce) cans salmon
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (plus more to taste or for added smoothness)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or ½ teaspoon dried dill)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well under hot water to heat thru. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a large bowl mix the salmon, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix in the shallots, parsley, dill, and celery.
  3. Mix in the Macaroni Shirataki while it is still warm.
  4. Add Tabasco and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  5. As the Macaroni Shirataki absorbs the mayonnaise, you may need to add some water to the salad to keep it from being dry.
  6. Adjust seasonings.
  7. Chill before serving.
Notes
I double and sometimes triple this recipe. All depends on how many of my family is showing up for dinner.