Shirataki Noodles and Szechuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

 

Shirataki Noodles and Szechuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2½-inch-thick slices ginger, smashed
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas (6 ounces)
  • szechuan sauce
  • ¼ cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 pound package Shirataki Noodles
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  2. Combine chicken, rice wine (or sherry), soy sauce, cornstarch and garlic in a medium bowl; mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or large skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact.
  4. Swirl oil into the pan, add ginger and stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  5. Carefully add the chicken mixture, spreading it out. Cook until the chicken begins to brown, about 1 minute. Using a spatula, stir-fry for 30 seconds. Spread the chicken out again and cook for 30 seconds. Continue stir-frying until the chicken is lightly browned on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add sugar snap peas and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  7. Stir the szechuan sauce, swirl it into the pan and stir-fry until the chicken is just cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened and glossy, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat and add Shirataki Noodles and stir well to coat the noodles.
  9. Transfer to a platter (discard the ginger) and sprinkle with peanuts and scallions.
Notes
I buy my szechuan sauce ready made. You can buy it in any large grocery stores chains or in an Asian market.There are many good recipes on the net you might want to try.

 

 

 

Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry on a bed of Shirataki Noodles

 

Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry on a bed of Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Vegetarian
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Shirataki Noodles
  • ½ cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry sherry or rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Combine broth, sherry (or rice wine), soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, sugar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cut tofu into ¾-inch cubes and pat dry, then sprinkle with salt. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a large bowl. Add the tofu; toss gently to coat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the tofu; cook, undisturbed, until browned, about 3 minutes. Gently cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and water; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender-crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir the reserved broth mixture and add to the pan.
  5. Cook until the sauce has thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the tofu to the pan; toss to combine with the broccoli and sauce.
  6. Drain the Shirataki Noodles. Rinse under warm water . Rinse well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  7. Serve stir fry over a bed of Shirataki.