Crab with Chlorohyll’s Shirataki Noodles

Feb 02

crab-with-shiratake-noodlesTomorrow is Chinese New Year. Will you cook? I am busy preparing for a special dish and after learning “Crab with Chlorophyll’s Shirataki Noodles” at a cooking demo in the Maya Kitchen, I decided to give it a try for tomorrow’s dinner.

What is unique about this dish is the use of Shirataki noodles instead of the usual “sotanghon” noodles.

Shirataki noodles provide an alternative to traditional pasta, delivering a similar taste and texture to standard noodles with only a fraction of the carbs and calories. Shirataki noodles, made primarily of yam flour, also grant some additional health benefits. According to a University of Connecticut study, published in October 2008 in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” researchers found that glucomannan helps lower bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting blood sugar, while also aiding in weight loss.

This is the perfect noodle for me instead of the high carbs pasta.

Here is how to prepare.

Ingredients (the quantities is based on taste preference and so these are just merely a guide)

1 kilo to 5 kilos crabs
salt
pepper
Leeks
ginger juice (you can make ginger by following these instructions)
ginger
onions
Oyster sauce
water
Chinese rice wine
coconut oil
sesame oil

On Shirataki noodles
Shirataki noodles (Can be bought at Salcedo market in Manila at 100 pesos/roughly 200 grams or at Japanese grocery stores)

Once removed from their packaging, shirataki noodles may have a slimy texture and a strong, beany even fishy odor. Washing the noodles in cold running water helps remove the smell. After rinsing, dry the noodles thoroughly with paper towels. To further improve the texture, heat the noodles in the microwave for one minute and then dry them once again with paper towels. Taking the time to eliminate the extra moisture will greatly improve the noodles’ texture.

Procedure

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1. You can choose to buy the crabs live and quietly put it to sleep or have it done at the market.
2. Season and marinade with salt and pepper, ginger juice, rice wine.
3. Prepare a wok. Heat it up.
4. Add oil.
5. Saute ginger, onions , leeks.
6. Add in the crab and cover it.
7. When crab is half cooked, take it out of the wok and set aside.
8. Add in boiled shirataki noodles.
9. Cook the shirataki and then put inside a hot pot.
10. Saute the crabs and add hot sesame oil.

The quality of the crab will determine the success of the dish.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (355 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • http://mamaisworking.blogspot.com Meikah Delid

    You’re making me hungry!!! :D I’m going to try this! Thanks!

  • knifenut

    Which Japanese grocery stores are shirataki noodles available in? I tried Choto Stop in Little Tokyo, Makati, but they didnt have Shirataki noodles. thanks

  • ROGER

    WHERE ARE THIS NOODLES SOLD AT IN THE PHILILPPINES ? IF YOU KNOW A SUPPLIER PLEASE GIVE ME THE PHONE NUMBER THANK YOU

  • giobing

    where in salcedo market can you buy shiratake noodles?