I had never heard of Dukan Diet Shirataki noodles prior to starting the Dukan Diet. I was a little confused when I heard everyone talking about these over at the Dukaners message board, because they are never mentioned in the book!
This is another food that has been added to the “safe” food list after the publication of the book.
The good news is that Dukan Diet Shirataki noodles are allowed in unlimited quantities on all phases of the diet!
What on earth are Shirataki noodles? They are made of tofu, water and yam or Konjac flour. They are packaged in water, much like regular tofu.
So do these noodles taste like a regular noodle? Not really. I find that they are much chewier and slimy than a normal noodle. However, you can improve the texture by preparing the noodles carefully prior to cooking:
- Drain the noodles in a colander after removing from the package
- Run the Shirataki noodles under cold water for about 2 to 3 minutes
- To make the noodles tasted like regular pasta, boil or dry roast
Remember that Shirataki is a tofu product, and just like tofu, it quickly absorbs the flavors from cooking. This means that if you are adding spices or sauces, you should start adding just a little bit at a time as these can quickly overwhelm the flavor of the dish.
You can find Shirataki noodles near the tofu in your grocery store (usually in the health aisle or near the milk and yogurt). If you are in a remote area or can’t find them nearby, you can order them from Amazon.com. Don’t worry – they keep for a long time and can easily travel in the mail.
For recipes and suggestions on how to use Dukan Diet shirataki noodles, visit the recipe section.
If you’d like to read more, there is a bit of information on Dukan Diet shirataki noodles in the official Dukan Diet store.