Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}

Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}

by Kristen on June 13, 2013

Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}

I was approached by the rep for House Foods Tofu Shirataki recently to see if I would be interested in receiving a sample and possibly writing a review. For any product or cookbook review that I accept my policy is always the same: If I love it, I will review it. If I don’t, I won’t.

I’ll admit though, I was a bit skeptical at first about this one.

But … completely blown away once I tried it!

Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}

These noodles are made from a type of yam flour that has tons of healthy fibre and next to no calories. They’re also gluten free and vegan. Win, win, win!!

Tofu Shirataki noodles come packaged wet in little bags full of liquid and noodles. They look scary. They look like you wouldn’t like them. They don’t give a good first impression.

But don’t be afraid of their looks, like I was. They will blow you away with how good they are.

They are a little bit chewy and a lot more like a noodle than a pasta. I used the spaghetti noodles in this recipe and they reminded me of ramen or ichiban noodles. I guarantee that anytime I make a recipe that calls for angel hair pasta I will be using Tofu Shirataki Noodles instead. They have the same texture and hold up far better.

Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}

You’ll find Tofu Shirataki Noodles in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. At the market I shop at they were $1.60 a package, which is about enough for 1 person. They’re a lot more filling than regular noodles so you’ll find you need less than normal.

Oh ya, about the sauce. It’s creamy, peanut-y, coconut-y and oh so yummy. It’s comforting. It’ll make you want to eat a big bowl and go back for seconds.

Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}

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4.5 from 2 reviews
Noodles in a Creamy Peanut Sauce {vegan and gluten free}
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 packages Tofu Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • ½ an onion, cut into slices
  • A few handfuls of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Green onion, for garnish
  • Oil for sautéing
For the sauce:
  • ¾ cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ cup fresh or canned diced tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about ½ a lime)
  • 1½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • A pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions.
  2. Add all the sauce ingredients to a small pot and heat over medium high heat until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. Put a splash of oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add all veggies and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until they have softened slightly.
  4. Add noodles and sauce to the veggies and toss to coat. Serve in bowls and top with slices of green onion.

 

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Peter @Feed Your Soul Too

absolutely beautiful and great pic.

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Kristen

Thank you so much, Peter!

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Andrea

Hey I made something similar to this last night, thanks for the inspiration it was delicious! I had always seen the Tofu Shirataki Noodles in the store but this recipe made me finally try them, I’m so glad I did, they’re awesome!

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Kate

This recipe looks delish! I know the noodles are made from yam flour, but because they also have “tofu” in the name, can you speak as to whether they also contain soy? Couldn’t find that info on their website!

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Kristen

Hi Kate,

The Tofu Shirataki noodles do contain tofu so yes, they do have some soy in them. Regular Shirataki noodles are available too and (as far as I know!) they do not contain any soy.

Hope this helps!

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Erica

The sauce came out similar to a peanut satay flavor- I was looking for something a bit more sweet and tangy. A good recipe if thats what your looking for though.

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Kate

Currently eating this for dinner haha! It’s delicious, and as Erica says it does taste a lot like satay sauce. However it is VERY rich! I think next time I will use half the peanut butter / more tomato or something. But definitely making it again. Thanks!

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Martha

Would this dish be OK cooked fresh and then kept warm in a crock pot for a 1/2-1 hour after it’s done while guests eat apps and then salad at a party? I’m hosting solo and want to be able to entertain without standing over the stove :)

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Kristen

Hi Martha,

I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure. It might be a safer bet to cook the noodles, prepare the sauce and cut the veggies before your guests come. Then when you’re just about to sit down quickly cook the veggies, warm the sauce and then toss through the noodles. It will take you less than 10 minutes once everything is prepped and ready to go.

Hope you have a great dinner party!

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