|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 85g||109%|
|Saturated Fat 17g||87%|
|Total Carbohydrate 73g||27%|
|Dietary Fiber 9g||31%|
|Total Sugars 38g|
|Vitamin C 13mg||67%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Konjac noodles with chili oil are salty, sweet, and savory without adding a ton of carbs. If you want to cut out even more carbs, you can leave out the honey. This dish is prepared similar to traditional Dan Dan Noodles with a Sichuan pepper sauce that is slightly creamy from the addition of chinese sesame paste. It’s topped with ginger and scallion ground pork, then finished with crunchy peanuts and chili oil.
Konjac noodles, also called Shirataki noodles, are gluten-free and low-carb noodles made from the konjac yam that are ideal for the keto lifestyle. They are whitish, clear noodles that don’t have a ton of flavor on their own, so they go well with this fragrant, spicy sauce.
1/4 cup sesame paste
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 cloves cloves garlic
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon Sichuan pepper powder
2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
1/4 pound ground pork
2 scallions, sliced, white and greens divided
2 teaspoons grated ginger
12 ounces konjac (or shirataki) noodles
1/4 cup peanuts
1/2 teaspoon chili oil
Gather the ingredients.
Whisk together the sesame paste, soy sauce, half of the garlic, sherry, honey, and Sichuan pepper powder in a medium bowl until it is completely incorporated; set aside.
Heat the grapeseed oil in a large saute pan. Add the ground pork, remaining garlic, scallion whites, and ginger to the pan. Cook, undisturbed, until the bottom of the pork is browned, then break up the pork and continue to cook, stirring until the pork is cooked through and no longer pink..
Transfer the pork to a plate, leaving any fat behind. Add half of the Sichuan sauce to the pan along with 1/4 cup water. Add the konjac noodles and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the noodles are cooked through.
Transfer the noodles to the bowl with remaining sauce and stir to coat. Top with as much of the pork as desired, then garnish with the chopped peanuts, chili oil, and remaining scallions. Stir as you eat to incorporate the pork and extra sauce.
- The noodles are often found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, but can also be sold in the non-perishable section.
- Konjac noodles are packaged in water, so make sure to rinse them for about 30 seconds before cooking.
- Careful not to overcook as the noodles can become rubbery quickly.