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)

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