Stir Fry Shirataki Shrimp Noodles

Japanese Shirataki noodles are a great alternative to pasta, they contain no bad carbohydrates, the noodle is low calorie and low carb. Stir fry shrimp noodles is everything you want in a stir fry and so much more. All the textures and tastes in this dish just work. You have your crisp elements thanks to the veggies, tender shrimp and softness from the Shirataki noodles. Aside from texture, the aroma is truly unforgettable.

Ingredients (Serves 4)
4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine or sherry (optional)
1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1-2 teaspoons ground white pepper
1 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional)
¼ cup olive oil
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 celery ribs, thinly sliced diagonally
4 scallions/spring onions/green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
2 medium sized carrots, shredded
1 head of garlic, peeled and minced
1 package Shirataki noodles

Prepare the sauce for the stir fry by combining the soy sauce, sesame oil, cooking wine, ginger, white pepper, sugar and mix well.

Once the sauce is done, add half of the oil to a deep saucepan or wok and heat over medium high. Add the shrimp to the hot oil and cook for 4-5 minutes or until pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp and set those aside.

In the same pan or wok add the remaining oil along with the celery, green onions, carrots and garlic. Stir fry for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are warmed through but still have crispness and bite. When they are done set them aside.

As for the Shirataki noodles, they are packaged in water so just take them out of the packaging and run them under hot water. Once this is done add the noodles to the hot pan or wok and stir fry for 3 minutes before adding in the sauce, shrimp and vegetables.

When all the components come together stir fry until everything is warmed through and coated with sauce. Now that the dish is ready, serve and enjoy every bite.