by Meli C

Fettuccine Shirataki

{Sundried-tomato-pesto fettuccine}

To make a long story short,  Tofu Shirataki noodles are a guilt-free pasta replacement option.  I’ve been a big fan of these noodles  for a while now, and I definitely should have shared this little secret with you sooner.

The noodles come in different shapes: spaghetti, fettuccine, macaroni and angel hair.  Angel hair is my favorite, but they all do the trick!

At first, Tofu Shirataki can seem scary. The noodles come in a see-through packet, where they are floating in water. The preparation is a little different than regular pasta, but it’s very easy and after you know what you are doing, it’s even quicker than boiling pasta itself.

To prepare the noodles you remove from the package and drain them using a regular pasta drainer. Then boil for 2 to 3 minutes or microwave for 1 minute, to reduce the authentic aroma (don’t be deterred by the initial strong tofu smell). Drain again if needed and pat the noodles dry using a paper towel.

Now you’re ready to prepare a delicious pasta dish by adding your favorite sauce and ingredients.

For the sundried-tomato pesto recipe in the photo above, I mixed a cup of plain non-fat Fage Greek yogurt, a wedge of original light laughing cow cheese, a tablespoon of pesto, and 1/2 cup chopped sundried tomato (no oil). I topped the dish with fresh grated black pepper, parmesan cheese and chopped basil leaves.  Enjoy!

3 comments

1 Khania { 11.30.11 at 2:24 pm }

Where can I find theses noodles? I want to give them a try!

2 Meli C { 11.30.11 at 5:41 pm }

I buy them at Publix and at Fresh Market… in the produce section!

3 Spaghetti Squash — byMeliC { 02.15.12 at 8:03 am }

[…] really long time to experiment with spaghetti squash at home. All this time, I’ve stuck by my shirataki noodles to satisfy my late-night pasta cravings.  I secretly thought that turning a squash into […]

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