Shirataki Noodles & Smoked Mackerel (with Pea Protein Powder)

Shirataki noodles or ‘miracle noodles’ are extremely low calorie (in fact, they’re virtually ‘calorie free’) Japanese noodles made from ‘the konjac plant.’ Ingredients? Water, Yam Powder and Calcium Hydroxide. They are rich in a fiber called “glucomannan” (a water-soluble dietary fiber with lots of health benefits plastered onto it).

You can find them in Japanese stores’ refrigerated-food section; they come in water. Each bag houses 180g worth of noodles, packs only 9kcals, 0g protein, and 4.1g carbs – AAA!!! They’re good with fish sauces and all kinds of sea food (I tried turning them Italian but… no).


shirataki noodles
85g smoked mackerel
15g pea protein
5g whole golden linseeds
caramelized red onions
sliced mushrooms
12g nutritional yeast


1. Here, I made them with smoked mackerel and some pea protein, (the pea protein gives a nice thick creamy consistency).

2. I also added 5g of (whole) golden linseeds and a lot of caramelized-red-onions+sliced-mushrooms that I slow cooked for a good 15 minutes with some gluten-free Worcestershire sauce and a bit of fish sauce in a covered wok.

3. The whole thing was later topped with 12g of nutritional yeast which, as I’ve said before, I find myself sprinkling onto ‘everything’.

Macros per Serving (out of 1):

544.3 kcals
41.3g protein
25.2 carb (9.7g fiber)
33.8g fat

Oh and I added 1 tbsp of olive oil (so throw in 82.2 kcals and 9.1g fat). They’re really great, these noodles, nice texture and flavor. Try them!


If you do, rinse off the water they come in and then rinse them again with some boiling water to heat them up – no need to actually cook them)

Comments for This Entry

  • darryn

    I just found Shirataki noodles at the store last week – mine are “tofu shirataki”. They’re seriously amazing. Pretty sure they’ve actually changed my life. haha. The only downside is the slightly funny smell (luckily it mostly disappears after cooking!)…

    January 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Reply to this comment

  • anna

    They ARE amazing! they’ve added another dimension to my life too :-) For the smell, are you rinsing them lots??? what do you eat them with???

    January 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Reply to this comment

  • dd

    Yep, rinsed and then boiled for a couple mins. Seems to mostly solve the problem. I have a very strong sense of smell though, so maybe it’s heightened for me.

    I’ve only had them once, just with a regular pasta sauce (for me that’s lean ground turkey in a garlic & herb tomato sauce). However, I’m planning on doing other things, particularly Asian soups (like Pho, which I adore), and stir fries!

    i think they’re brilliant. we are lucky to live in the 21st century when people have the time/knowledge/money to invent things like shirataki!

    January 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Reply to this comment

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