I love big, bold flavours that slap me right in the face. Craving pasta happens to all of us, but thanks to shirataki (konjac) noodles, we can make a creamy sauce and enjoy it guilt-free. A few nights ago, I used everything I had in the fridge to make this deeply-satisfying dinner.
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Carbs 6.5g | Fat 26g | Protein 13g
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Bacon & Mushroom 'Pasta' (Low carb)
- 400 g (14.1 oz) konjac pasta, fettuccine shape
- 2 tsp lard
- 4 rashers streaky smoked bacon, chopped
- 150 g (5.3 oz) mushrooms, sliced
- 1 small leek, finely sliced (white parts only)
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 60 g (2.1 oz) sour cream
- 1 TB Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- flat leaf parsley, chopped
- freshly ground black pepper
- Remove the konjac pasta from its packaging and rinse very well under cold, running water. Do not be alarmed by the strange smell – just keep rinsing. Simmer the pasta several times in fresh batches of water while you finish the sauce. I PROMISE you, the smell disappears!
- In the meantime, melt the lard in a non-stick pan or wok, and fry the diced bacon and mushrooms until crispy and caramelised. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. (Try not pick at the bacon!)
- Using the same pan and on a lower heat, gently fry the leeks and garlic in the rendered bacon fat, stirring regularly and scraping any bacon bits that may have stuck. Add a dash of water, cover with a lid and cook until the leeks have softened completely (this can take up to 15 minutes). Remove the lid, increase the heat and cook until any remaining moisture has evaporated.
- Drain the warm konjac pasta and tip into the pan. Stir in the sour cream and gently warm through, using tongs to evenly mix and combine.
- Serve with a generous scattering of finely grated Parmesan and chopped parsley. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
You could skip the step of adding the pasta to the pan and simply serve the thick, chunky sauce over the it. In this way, everyone gets equal amounts of the good stuff.
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 298Kcal / 1247kJ
Eggs (may be found in some brands of sour cream - check label)
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