Spicy Peanut Sauce and Shirataki Noodles
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This low carb Spicy Peanut Sauce recipe makes about 4 cups. You could cut the recipe in half, but it's freezes well. Each bag of shirataki noodles serves 1-2.
Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: Asian
  • Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • 14 ounces / 1¾ cups coconut milk, canned, regular not light
  • 12 ounces / 1½ cups peanut butter, natural, no sugar added, smooth (chunky OK)
  • 1½ ounces / 3 tablespoons tamari
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1½ ounces / 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 2 ounces / 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste, more or less to taste
  • 1 ounce / 2 tablespoons xylitol, or equivalent sweetener, more or less to taste
  • 14 grams / 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 14 grams / 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (unseasoned, without sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 clove / 1 teaspoon minced garlic
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  • Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 package (7 ounce) shirataki noodles
  • 2 tablespoons Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Optional garnishes: lime wedge, mung bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, green onions, cilantro, sriracha sauce
  1. For Spicy Peanut Sauce: place all ingredients in a blender and whir until combined. Or, place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat, whisking until melted and well-blended.
  2. Keeps in a tightly-covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Sauce may be frozen for up to 3 months. Gently reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving. If consistency is thicker than you prefer, add a little water.
  3. For Shirataki Noodles: Place noodles in a strainer and rinse for 15 seconds under cold, running water. Transfer noodles to microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 60 seconds. Return noodles to strainer to drain liquid, then back to bowl, heat for another 60 seconds, and drain again.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of sauce to hot noodles and toss to blend. Garnish as desired and serve.
Nutritional info* for Spicy Peanut Sauce, per 1 tablespoon serving: 44 cal, 3.5 g total fat (83%), 1.5 g total carbs, .5 g fiber, 1 g net carbs, and 1.4 g protein. Please note that I do not count the sugar alcohols from xylitol in the total or net carbs.

Shirataki Noodles will have trace amount of net carbs and calories, depending on the brand you use.

*I use Living Cookbook 2015, along with package information and data from www.nutritiondata.self.com, to calculate the nutritional information for my recipes. Thus, I can make no guarantees as to the accuracy.
Recipe by Low Carb Sisters at http://www.lowcarbsisters.com/spicy-peanut-sauce-and-shirataki-noodles/