Grilled Tofu and Chicken with Tofu Shirataki

Grilled Tofu and Chicken with Tofu Shirataki
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, plus more for brushing
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • ¼ cup tamarind paste, reconstituted in ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 package Tofu Shirataki Noodles
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 4 ounces bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup cashews, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 limes, halved and grilled
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  2. Heat grill to high. Brush both sides of tofu and chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the tofu on each side for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly charred, remove, and cut into thin slices.
  4. Grill the chicken for 4 minutes per side or until slightly charred and just cooked through, remove, and cut into thin slices.
  5. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium saucepan on the grates of the grill or side burner on the grill.
  6. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until soft.
  7. Add the ancho powder and cook for 10 seconds.
  8. Add the tamarind mixture, vinegar, fish sauce, brown sugar, and peanut butter and bring to a boil.
  9. Place the Tofu Shirataki Noodles, tofu, and chicken in a large bowl.
  10. Pour the boiling sauce over the noodles and toss gently until until combined.
  11. Fold in the green onion, cilantro, and bean sprouts and top with the chopped nuts.
  12. Serve with grilled limes on the side.

Macaroni Shirataki and Cheese Carbonara

Macaroni Shirataki and Cheese Carbonara
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-inch thick piece pancetta, cut into small dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 to 7 cups whole milk, heated
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly whisked
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups freshly grated Asiago cheese, plus more for the top
  • 1½ cups Irish white Cheddar, plus more for the top
  • 1½ cups sharp Cheddar, plus more for the top
  • 1 cup grated Fontina cheese, plus more for the top
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano, plus more for the top
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki, rinsed extremely well
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 3 quart baking dish and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until lightly golden brown. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in 6 cups of the hot milk, increase the heat to high and cook, whisking constantly until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the eggs until incorporated and let cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and whisk in the thyme, cayenne, and all of the cheese until completely melted, season with salt and pepper. If the mixture appears too thick, add some of the remaining milk ¼ cup at a time.
  8. Place the Macaroni Shirataki in a large bowl, add the cheese sauce, reserved pancetta and parsley and stir until combined.
  9. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.
  10. Combine together additional Asiago, Cheddars, Fontina, and Parmesan in a bowl and sprinkle evenly over the top of the macaroni.
  11. Bake in the oven until heated through and the top is lightly golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Shrimp Gumbo with Angel Hair Shirataki

Shrimp Gumbo with Angel Hair Shirataki
Recipe type: Seafood
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Angel Hair Shirataki
  • 4 ounces vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1½ pounds raw, whole, head-on medium-sized (31-50 count) shrimp
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced green peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup peeled, seeded and chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ pound andouille sausage, cut into ¼-inch pieces and browned
  • 1 tablespoon file powder
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. Place the vegetable oil and flour into a 5 to 6-quart cast iron Dutch oven and whisk together to combine. Place on the middle shelf of the oven, uncovered, and bake for 1½ hours, whisking 2 to 3 times throughout the cooking process.
  4. While the roux is baking, de-head, peel and devein the shrimp. Place the shrimp in a bowl and set in the refrigerator.
  5. Place the heads and shells in a 4-quart saucepan along with the 2 quarts of water, set over high heat and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the liquid has reduced to 1-quart. Remove from the heat and strain the liquid into a container, discarding the solids.
  6. Once the roux is done, carefully remove it from the oven and set over medium-high heat.
  7. Gently add the onions, celery, green peppers and garlic and cook, moving constantly for 7 to 8 minutes or until the onions begin to turn translucent.
  8. Add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves and stir to combine.
  9. Gradually add the shrimp broth while whisking continually.
  10. Decrease the heat to low, cover and cook for 35 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the shrimp and sausage and stir to combine.
  11. Add the file powder while stirring constantly. Cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes prior to serving.
  12. Serve over the Angel Hair Shirataki.
  13. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  15. Place the vegetable oil and flour into a 5 to 6-quart cast iron Dutch oven and whisk together to combine.
  16. Place on the middle shelf of the oven, uncovered, and bake for 1½ hours, whisking 2 to 3 times throughout the cooking process.
  17. While the roux is baking, de-head, peel and devein the shrimp. Place the shrimp in a bowl and set in the refrigerator.
  18. Place the heads and shells in a 4-quart saucepan along with the 2 quarts of water, set over high heat and bring to a boil.
  19. Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the liquid has reduced to 1-quart. Remove from the heat and strain the liquid into a container, discarding the solids.
  20. Once the roux is done, carefully remove it from the oven and set over medium-high heat.
  21. Gently add the onions, celery, green peppers and garlic and cook, moving constantly for 7 to 8 minutes or until the onions begin to turn translucent.
  22. Add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves and stir to combine.
  23. Gradually add the shrimp broth while whisking continually.
  24. Decrease the heat to low, cover and cook for 35 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the shrimp and sausage and stir to combine.
  25. Add the file powder while stirring constantly. Cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes prior to serving.
  26. Serve over the Angel Hair Shirataki.