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.

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.

Gratineed Tomato and Ham Macaroni Shirataki

Gratineed Tomato and Ham Macaroni Shirataki
Recipe type: Pork
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (2-percent or whole fat)
  • ¾ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, divided
  • 1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes, coarsely chopped (this is easiest done directly in the can with kitchen shears)
  • 6 ounces baked deli ham ( black forest), coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Macaroni Shirataki very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Turn on broiler.
  3. Melt butter in pot over medium heat until foam subsides. Add flour and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add milk to pot with ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring over medium low heat, until sauce is thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in ½ cup parmesan, then remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, ham, and Macaroni Shirataki.
  4. Transfer to a 2-quart shallow baking dish (not glass). Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup parmesan and broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until golden brown in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.