House Foods Shirataki Tofu Noodles have been made famous by Hungry Girl and I have been reading about them for YEARS. Literally, years, people. I have been curious, but not so curious that I was going to mail away for a package of 15 servings of noodles for $60 (+ shipping) just to have a pool of mushy goo in a pan (Elizabeth Shue reference).
However, while perusing the Fresh Market the other day, I stumbled upon these very noodles! I immediately bought a package of the fettuccine variety and played with the watery, gel-like pacakge the entire rest of the trip in the store, musing about the possibilites. When I got home, I immediately opened them. Yes, Hungry Girl was correct, they do have an earthy smell that is quite unappetizing. So, I remembered the tips: rinse, pat dry, and then disguise them with other foods. Ha ha!
I sauteed them in olive oil, fresh micro-grated garlic, salt, and pepper. Combined with stir-fried mushrooms and broccoli and a pinch of Parmesan cheese, these were a slam dunk! The best part? Zero points plus for a package of these. SAY WHAT? Freakin zero? Ok! YES! I'm not saying I will eat these every night, but maybe every week. (Click here for nutrition stats).
Thanks Hungry Girl and Fresh Market!