15-Minute Shrimp Shirataki Noodle Stir-fry
Can’t eat pasta because you’re on a diet? Worry no more! Here’s a great low-carb pasta recipe. I made with a calorie-conscious date night meal plan in mind. Get ready for some shrimp shirataki noodle stir-fry!
What is shirataki? The word “shirataki” means white waterfall. This because of its translucent and gelatin-like noodle appearance.
Shirataki noodles (also called ito konnyaku or miracle noodles) are mostly made of water and konjac yam. It also contains glucomannan — a water-soluble dietary fiber. It has very low digestible net carb content and few calories.
These Japanese shirataki noodles and tofu shirataki — noodles made of konjac yam root and tofu — can be found in Asian supermarkets or even on online stores such as Amazon.
The recipe is rich in dietary fibers, helping you lose weight, balance your blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, fight inflammation, and boost your immune system.
It’s also easy to prepare and only takes up a bit of your day to cook. Using this kind of noodles saves you a lot of time. You won’t even have to spend more than 3-5 minutes to cook it.
Aside from shrimp, you can use or add other meats such as tempeh, chicken, or beef for extra protein. Mix in some vegetables of your choice for a heartier dish. You might also want to add in some herbs and spices for a tastier meal.
If you’re also a fan of pasta, try making your own pad thai version of this shirataki noodles recipe! I’d appreciate you sending an email or leaving a comment below with your experiences and tweaks to the dish!
My dear fit foodie buddies, nothing is more important to me than giving you healthy and filling foods — as well as helping you easily achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. Always stay healthy and live happy everyone!
Check out some of my “rules” to creating a memorable date night with food. This is a low-carb recipe with higher fat so it is satisfying.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 14oz jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined and raw (OR your choice of protein such as tempeh, chicken, beef)
- 16oz tofu shirataki noodles (drained, patted dry on a paper towel)
- 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 celery stalk, thinly and diagonally sliced
- 1 tablespoon safflower oil
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy
- 1 tablespoon hot Chinese mustard (or jalapeño Dijon)
- 1 teaspoon agave (optional)
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot starch (optional, as a thickener)
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
- sesame seed
- 3 green onions, thinly and diagonally sliced
Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and spray with a little olive oil or cooking spray. Once the pan is hot, toss in the raw shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes until it is no longer pink. Set the shrimp aside and using the same skillet, add safflower oil.
Once the oil is hot, toss in the bell pepper and celery. Cook until the outside edges are seared and the veggies are still crunchy.
While the veggies are cooking, mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set it aside.
Add the cooked shrimp and noodles to the skillet and toss the mixture together for about 1 minute. Reduce the heat, then move the mixture to one side of the skillet and pour in the sauce. Once the sauce begins to simmer/bubble, toss everything together in the skillet.
Cook for about 1 -2 minutes more, then plate. Add the garnish (if desired) and enjoy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!