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Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

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Learn how to prepare the best shirataki noodles in only 25 minutes using just 6 easy-to-find ingredients. Loaded with a delicious and creamy sauce, these garlic butter shirataki noodles are super easy to make and have only 6g net carbs per serving.

Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

Today I decided to make these Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles that are extremely easy to make and delicious. Just think about it: some healthy noodles smothered in a creamy garlic butter sauce that tastes incredibly delicious.

Whether you’re on a strict keto journey or simply looking to enjoy a healthier version of your favorite pasta dish, these garlic butter shirataki noodles are a game-changer. So, grab your ingredients, and let’s make magic in the kitchen.

What Are Shirataki Noodles?

Shirataki noodles are a type of pasta made from konjac flour, originating in Japan, which has become popular worldwide. They are a product with 0 carbohydrates and 0 calories and can be used in various recipes. A great thing about them is that they can be mixed with any sauce you like and are a healthy option as pasta substitutes.

Are Shirataki Noodles Keto-Friendly?

Since these noodles are one of the best zero-carb, calorie-free noodles, you can consume them on a ketogenic diet without any problems. So it’s no surprise that they’re considered a miracle since they’re the only carb-free noodles available today.

Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe

  • It’s an extremely easy-to-make recipe.
  • It’s a naturally low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free recipe.
  • Made with naturally low-carb and keto ingredients.
  • It’s loaded with a lot of flavors. The garlic butter sauce is easy to prepare and packed with many flavors.
Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles Ingredients

You will need a few ingredients that are easy to find to create this simple garlic butter shirataki noodles recipe. Here is everything you need:

Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles Ingredients
  • Shirataki Noodles – The star of the show, Shirataki Noodles, is a miraculous find for anyone on a keto or low-carb diet. They’re virtually tasteless, which means they’re the perfect canvas for the rich and aromatic sauce.
  • Unsalted Butter – Starting with unsalted butter allows you to control the seasoning of your dish precisely. If you opt for salted butter, just remember to adjust the added salt accordingly to avoid an overly salty dish.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic is key here, as Shirataki Noodles don’t have their own flavor. The garlic infuses the dish with a bold and intense flavor, essential for bringing the noodles to life.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Freshly grated parmesan cheese adds a depth of flavor that pre-shredded varieties can’t match. Its natural saltiness and umami bring a savory richness to the sauce, elevating the overall taste of the dish.
  • Heavy Cream – Use heavy cream to make a rich and tasty sauce that naturally thickens the sauce.
  • Chicken Broth – You might want to use a low-sodium chicken broth because you’re using parmesan cheese, which is a salty ingredient. 
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste.

How To Make These Delicious Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

These garlic butter shirataki noodles are so easy to make that they can be the perfect choice for those busy days. 

  1. Begin by cutting open the package of shirataki noodles with scissors. Place them in a colander. Although you might notice a slight fishy smell, don’t worry; this odor will disappear once the noodles are rinsed and cooked. Rinse the noodles under cold running water for one minute.
  2. In the meantime, heat a pot of water until it reaches a boil.
  3. Once the noodles have been rinsed, transfer them to the boiling water. Let them cook for five minutes.
  4. After cooking, place the noodles back in the colander to drain well.
  5. Now, it’s time to prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, then add the minced garlic. Sauté for two minutes until fragrant.
  6. Next, pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  7. As soon as it begins to boil, lower the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Stir in the parmesan cheese and any remaining ingredients. Continue cooking the sauce for another two minutes or until it thickens to your liking.
  8. Once the sauce is ready, combine it with the noodles, tossing until the noodles are evenly coated.
  9. Finish by garnishing with fresh parsley and additional parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy your delectable Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles!
Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

Tips For Making The Best Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

  • Rinse and Dry the Noodles: Shirataki noodles come packed in liquid and can have an odd smell straight out of the package. Thoroughly rinse them under cold water to remove this smell. Then, pat them dry with paper towels or dry roast them in a pan to get rid of excess moisture. This step helps them better absorb the flavors of the sauce.
  • Use Fresh Garlic: The key to a flavorful garlic butter sauce lies in using fresh garlic. It imparts a robust and aromatic flavor that powdered garlic or pre-minced garlic just can’t match. Crush or mince the garlic cloves just before adding them to the recipe for the freshest taste.
  • Serve Immediately: Shirataki noodles are best enjoyed immediately after they’re prepared, as they tend to absorb the sauce and become softer over time. Serve your noodles as soon as they’re tossed in the sauce for the best texture and flavor experience.

Storing Ideas 

  • Fridge: You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for five days.
  • Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing these garlic butter shirataki noodles because they will completely change their texture and taste.
Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Shirataki Noodles Made Of?

Shirataki noodles, also known as “konjac noodles” or “miracle noodles.” are made from water and starch extracted from the roots of the konjac plant, a type of yam. 

What Is Konjac?

Konjac root, known for centuries in Asian countries, is similar to a large beet and has a high content of soluble vegetable fibers. Glucomannan from konjac root can absorb up to a hundred times its weight in water due to its viscosity.

How Do Shirataki Noodles Taste Like?

Konjac Shirataki has no particular taste; its taste is given just by the sauce chosen to season them.

Why Do Shirataki Noodles Smell Like Fish?

Although pure glucomannan fiber has no flavor, raw Konjac root flour has a fishy odor, and that’s why Shirataki noodles have a fishy odor. 

Are Shirataki Noodles Healthy?

Yes, due to its glucomannan content, Shirataki noodles have become a favorite food of dieters.

Glucomannan plays an active role in weight loss, helps slow digestion, and prolongs the feeling of satiety. In addition, replacing one meal a day with noodles or Shirataki rice will significantly increase your fiber intake and reduce your total caloric intake. (2*)

How Many Carbs Are In Shirataki Noodles?

According to the USDA, 100 grams of these shirataki noodles contain:

  • Protein: 0g
  • Total carbohydrates: 3g
  • Dietary fiber: 3g
  • Calories: 9
  • Fat: 0g

Shirataki has 3 grams of total carbohydrates, as you may have seen. But it’s worth noting that it contains 3 grams of dietary fiber, resulting in a net carb total of 0 grams. Carbohydrates that your body converts to glucose are referred to as “net carbs.” This implies that shirataki will not raise your blood sugar levels, unlike ordinary noodles. 

Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles

5 from 11 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

Learn how to prepare the best shirataki noodles in only 25 minutes using just 6 easy-to-find ingredients. Loaded with a delicious and creamy sauce, these garlic butter shirataki noodles are super easy to make and have only 6g net carbs per serving.
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 packets Shirataki noodles
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add the shirataki noodles into a colander (trying to ignore the little fishy odor, it will wash/cook away).
  • Rinse the noodles under cold running water for one minute.
  • Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook them for 5 minutes.
  • Return the cooked noodles to the colander and drain thoroughly.
  • Prepare the sauce. Add the butter to the pan, and cook the minced garlic for 2 minutes or until tender.
  • Then add the heavy cream and chicken broth and cook until it starts to boil.
  • When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to low, and add the parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix until well combined, then cook the sauce for another 2 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • When the sauce is ready, add the noodles and mix until they are completely covered with sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!!

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Notes

  • Rinse Thoroughly: Always rinse shirataki noodles under cold water for at least a minute to remove any unpleasant odors.
  • Boil Before Use: Boiling the noodles for five minutes is essential to help improve their texture, making them more pasta-like.
  • Dry Well: After boiling, ensure the noodles are well-drained and even pat them dry with paper towels. This helps them absorb the sauce better.
  • Experiment with Add-Ins: Feel free to add vegetables, chicken, or shrimp to the dish for added texture and flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
249kcal
Total Carbs
6g
Net Carbs
6g
Protein
8g
Fat
20g
Fiber
0.1g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dinner, Keto Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Butter Shirataki Noodles
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One comment
  1. 5 stars
    These are shlurpalicious!
    Soooo good! Thank you for sharing!
    Definitely a keeper & so many options to add a protein and/or veggies. YUM!
    (After I rinse/boil/drain the noodles, I pan fry them in a dry, hot skillet to get more water out and they soak up even more sauce in any dish.)


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