Macaroni Shirataki with Meat Sauce

Macaroni Shirataki with Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme (or a pinch of dried)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or a ½ teaspoon of dried)
  • 2½ cups canned chunky tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat olive oil in a very large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened.
  4. Add the garlic, fresh thyme, season with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional minute until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Heat a large cast iron pan on high heat. Salt the bottom of the pan generously. Once the pan is hot, break up small chunks of ground beef and add them to the pan, without stirring. ( work in batches; do not crowd the pan.) You want the meat to get well browned. If the pan is too hot and the meat is burning, not browning, take the pan off the heat for a little, and reduce the heat to medium high.
  6. Once the meat is browned on one side (a couple of minutes), use a metal spatula to flip the meat over to brown on the other side. At this point, assuming you are using a cast iron pan, you can remove the pan from the heat. The residual heat in the pan will finish cooking the meat.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to lift the meat from the cast iron pan and add it to the pan with the seasoned onions.
  8. Add tomato sauce. Use the edge of your metal spatula to break up the bigger chunks of meat into smaller pieces.
  9. Add basil.
  10. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Bring to a simmer on low heat, let cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  11. Once the sauce has simmered for 15 minutes, adjust seasonings. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a little more sugar if the sauce is too acidic.
  12. Add more tomato sauce if the sauce is a little dry.
  13. Stir in the Macaroni Shirataki. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Notes
You may use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.

 

 

Pineapple Ginger Salsa with Salmon over Shirataki Noodles

Pineapple Ginger Salsa with Salmon over Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Seafood
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Ingredients
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup seeded, chopped roma tomatoes
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 6 salmon fillets ( 8 ounces each )
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound package Shirataki Tofu Noodles
Instructions
  1. Drain pineapple, reserving ¼ cup juice.
  2. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, green onions, jalapeno, vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, honey, ginger, red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon salt, pineapple and reserved juice, mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Pat salmon dry with paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle with cumin , pepper and remaining salt.
  5. Place skin side down in a 13 x 9 baking pan sprayed with non stick olive oil.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Drain and rinse the Shirataki Tofu Noodles well under warm water. Pat dry on paper towels.
  8. Add a mound of Shirataki Tofu Noodles to serving plates.
  9. Top with salmon.
  10. Then top salmon with the salsa.

Pork Shirataki

Pork Shirataki
Recipe type: Pork
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Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds pork chops, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • ½ medium onion, sliced into strips
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages Shirataki Noodles
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse the Shirataki Noodles under warm water for at least 2 minutes. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, place the first 8 ingriedents, and toss them to combined.
  3. Let it marinade for 4-5 hours, or over night, tossing every few hours.
  4. Heat a little more sesame oil in a large wok or skillet.
  5. Take the pork out of the marinade, shake off excess marinade, and stir fry in the wok or skillet; season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the corn starch to the marinade and whisk to dissolve.
  7. Add the peppers and onions when the pork is fully cooked and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  8. Add the Shirataki Noodles and marinade, and bring to a boil to thicken sauce.