When my family stopped eating cereal, one of the hardest things to give up was pasta (my husband is Italian!). These Thai peanut butter noodles are used in combination with shirataki noodles so that we can stick to our grain-free lifestyle while still enjoying the good things in life!
What are naughty noodles?
The shirataki noodles are completely grain-free, making them a wonderful ingredient when you crave pasta, but don’t want to eat cereal. They are made from the glucomannan fiber of konjac sugar and are used in Japanese cooking for generations.
These noodles are translucent and thin, which is where the name Shiret, meaning waterfall, came from. These noodles are not only cereal-free but also low-carb. This sounds too good to be true, but shirataki noodles are actually a healthy meal.
These noodles have virtually no taste on their own, though they can smell a bit messy straight out of the bag (rubbing them away removes the odor).
Some versions of Shirataki noodles include ingredients like soy, so be careful to read the labels on whatever brand you choose.
Benefits of naughty noodles
There are some potential health benefits from eating sherataki noodles. Glucomannan fiber is a viscous fiber in Shiratky noodles, meaning it absorbs water and forms gels. This helps to move the digestive system slowly. The virus acts as a prebiotic, nourishing the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
Shirataki noodles and other foods containing fiber glucomannan are often used for weight loss. Also recommended.
How to make Thai peanut butter noodles
This recipe is so easy that my kids often help me make it or do it myself. The basic steps are:
- Rinse and boil the noodles, then allow them to drizzle.
- Next, sift the noodles into the skillet to drain a little water.
- Then combine the sauce ingredients and add them to the skillet, and cook for a few more minutes.
Top with green onions and sliced peanuts to serve.
Thai Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe (with sheritaki)
Make a spice with a delicious coconut amino and peanut butter sauce by mixing ceramic noodles, ginger, garlic and chili paste.
Clean the naughty noodles thoroughly in cold water.
Boil a pot of water and boil the noodles for 3 minutes.
Press the noodles.
Transfer the noodles to a dry itch and bake on high for a few minutes to allow some water to evaporate (see note below).
When the noodles are cooked, combine the broth, ginger, coconut amino, peanut butter, honey, pepper paste, and garlic in a bowl.
Add the sauce mixture to the noodles and stir until it is hot.
Top with green onions and toasted peanuts and serve.
In the fourth step, the noodles become quite dry while the lubricating and steam are reduced significantly.
Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21Yes | Protein: 8Yes | Fat: 13Yes | Fats fat: 2Yes | Sodium: 426Magra | Potassium: 233Magra | Fiber: 2Yes | Sugar: 11Yes | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2Magra | Calcium: 25Magra | Iron: 1Magra
How to Serve Thai Peanut Butter Noodles
This recipe doesn’t include much protein or vegetable recipes, so I add grilled, roasted, or crushed vegetables and chicken to the noodles. I use whatever vegetables I have on hand. In summer I use zucchini, summer squash and green beans. I have also grown Brussels sprouts, beets and other hearty vegetables.
Other times I choose another favorite dish or two to serve with noodles. These are my favorite collections:
- Asian Color Burst Salad – This colorful salad is so beautiful to watch that my kids love it too. It’s full of flavor and nutrition, making it the perfect pair for noodles.
- Pad Crapow Guy. This Thai basil chicken is a sharp dish that is full of flavor but not too spicy. This is a great protein choice to serve with noodles.
- Grilled Thai Crab Recipe – One of my favorite recipes, this crab dish is easy and perfect for whipping up protein noodles as well.
- Thai Chicken Years – Make this recipe in an instant dish for a quick meal that has amazing taste.
- Thai Squash Curry – If you’re looking for a Thai dish without meat to serve with your noodles, then this squash is perfect. It includes all the flavors of Thai years without meat.
What are your favorite Thai-influenced dishes? Have you ever used euphemism?