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Old 08-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Pork-Broccoli Stir Fry with Kelp Noodles

This recipe was my very first experience with kelp noodles. I've heard so many people say they like them better than shirataki tofu noodles. The jury is still out on these for me. Not sure I like them as well as the shirataki tofu noodles. On the up side, they do not have that fishy/rubber band smell the shirataki noodles have; on the down side, they are much, MUCH more crunchy. So I will likely save these for soups and salad recipes in future. But you don't know until you try them out. Personal taste is so highly individual.

This dish was quick, easy and very tasty. I'll certainly make it again (but I think on shirataki tofu noodles). This lunch for two you can make in just minutes with a just one small piece of lean pork. It can also be made with chicken or beef. Chinese stir-fry is always a GREAT way to use up a bit of leftover meat or to stretch those grocery dollars to have a small amount of meat feed more people. This dish is low in calories as well as carbs. Using shirataki tofu noodles for this will add 16 calories more to each serving. This dish is suitable for all phases of Atkins and Primal-Paleo fare as well.

INGREDIENTS:

1 T. Olive Oil
1 tsp. red palm oil (or more olive oil)
4 oz. lean pork, cut into thin strips
2 oz. onion, slivered (I used red onion for color)
2 oz. bell pepper (any color you prefer)
½ c. broccoli flowerettes, cut small (I used leftover, steamed)
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp. fresh ginger, minced
¼-½ tsp. chili paste (I use Sambal Oelek, available in most grocery stores)
½ c. homemade chicken broth
1 tsp. coconut aminos (or tamari, or low-sodium soy sauce)
3 tsp. sesame seeds (I used white and black mixture)
Pinch dehydrated onion
Pinch your favorite thickener (optional)
8 oz. kelp noodles (2/3 bag)

DIRECTIONS: Heat oils in a non-stick skillet or wok over high heat. Add meat and stir-fry until brown. Add onion and bell pepper. Saute until they just begin to soften. Add all other ingredients but the thickener. Stir to mix well. If using, dust a pinch of thickening agent over the liquid and stir-fry until it begins to slightly thicken. Rinse the kelp noodles in a colander under hot running water to heat them a bit. Plate half the noodles on each plate. Top with half the stir-fry mixture. ENJOY!

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 2 servings, each contains:

230 calories
15 g fat
9.05 g carbs, 2.95 g fiber, 6.1 g NET CARBS
15 g protein
225 mg sodium
478 mg potassium
31% Vitamin B6, 16% B12, 138% C, 11% calcium, 27% copper, 22% iron, 11% magnesium, 12% manganese, 27% niacin, 25% phosphorous, 19% riboflavin, 56% thiamin and 19% zinc
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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That looks really good. Sub.
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it was quite good, MsW. I think you'll also like it on the shirataki tofu noodles. I know I will use those next time. These were more like old crispy chow mein noodles! That totally surprised me.
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Thanks for the recipe Peggy. I also bought the kelp noodles and love them in salads. Now that fall is coming, I'll probably try them in soup also.

I made a stir fry (without a recipe ) and used some in that but I noticed they did not soften up much at all. I'll give your recipe a try and see if you get better results than I did.

CarolynF mentioned she had tried numerous ways to soften the kelp noodles without much luck.
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One of my website followers shared with me yesterday that if they are cooked down awhile in liquid, they actually get softer, break down a bit on the surface and "thicken" the liquid you're cooking them in. That's really nice to know, and it might prove to be useful. It got me to wondering if they were used in some dishes that have liquid (like beef or chicken stew), chopped real fine, if they might not thicken that juice right up naturally. A notion worth exploring in future. Certainly food for further thought......pardon the pun.

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Oh my gosh, I LOVE KELP NOODLES! I have many ways to prepare them and with 4 carbs and 4 grms of fibre - you're at 0 net, Who can ask for better than that??
I order them by the case!
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Oh my gosh, I LOVE KELP NOODLES! I have many ways to prepare them and with 4 carbs and 4 grms of fibre - you're at 0 net, Who can ask for better than that??
I order them by the case!
Care to share some recipes?? They are kind of pricey (compared to shiratake) so I am interested in finding more ways to use them than just salads.

Thanks for the heads up Peggy - maybe I'll try them in a crockpot recipe with some chicken and rotel tomatoes...carrots for DH.
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Buy them direct from Sea Tangle (company) and save!
My favourite recipie which is Induction friendly
Shrimp Alfredo
8-10 medium peeled shrimp
2 tbs of garlic butter
2 tbs of heavy cream
1/2 or 1 pack of Kelp noodles (depending on your appetite)
2 tbs parmesan
Pepper
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Rinse kelp noodles well and place in a bowl of boiling water to sit.
Fry shrimp in garlic butter
Once shrimp is cooked, add noodles to garlic and shrimp- mix well
Add cream to mixture and toss well
Serve and sprinle with Parmasan
Add pepper to taste.
If I use full package of noodles, I split this meal in half and keep the second half for lunch the next day.
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Another version of Kelp and Garlic Pork
1/2 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup of water
2 tbs of garlic powder
2 tbs spoons of Splenda (or use your taste to gage amount)
Place all of the above in a pot and let simmer
Steam your brocolli
Fry up strips of pork in olive oil or butter
Prepare your noodles (I rinse and soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes)
Put all of this together an voila!
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Another version of Kelp and Garlic Pork
1/2 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup of water
2 tbs of garlic powder
2 tbs spoons of Splenda (or use your taste to gage amount)
Place all of the above in a pot and let simmer
Steam your brocolli
Fry up strips of pork in olive oil or butter
Prepare your noodles (I rinse and soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes)
Put all of this together an voila!
P.S. I've use beef and chicken instead of pork too.
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1 small can of Crushed tomatoes (no surger added)
2 tbs of Olive oil
1/4 tbs Oregano
1/4 tbs of Basil - I prefer fresh basil so in that case I take about 6 -7 leaves and cut them up
Kelp noodles
1 tbs lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
Parmasan

In sauce pan put olive oil (med heat)
Add canned tomatoes
Oregano, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and let simmer
Prepare your Kelp noodles
Add to sauce pan
Serve and sprinkle fresh Parm over your serving

P.S. If I have hamburgwer in the house I make little meatballs and serve with this dish

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Chicken Thighs
2 tbs of olive oil
2 tbs of garlic butter
Kelp noodles
2 tbs of heavy whipping cream
Pepper

Cook chicken thighs in olive oil and garlic butter butter
Prepare Kelp noodles
Add HWC to the thighs once fully cooked
Add kelp noodles and mix together well
Plate and sprinkle pepper
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That should do it for now, I have others that I will post later.
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Mind if I ask how much you pay for a case? I would love to order just one pack but it kills me to pay shipping for one pack!
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Mind if I ask how much you pay for a case? I would love to order just one pack but it kills me to pay shipping for one pack!
I live in Canada so I order several casses at a time and then add a 40.00 delivery charge to that.

They are located in California so it is much, much cheaper for Americans to have this shipped. Having said that I save about 3.00 a package by ordering straight from the company.

If you call the Sea Tangle people they are very helpful at giving info over the phone. You can find their phone number at their website.

I hope I have helped!
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Thanks for posting all those lovely recipes, AllieKatt. Some good ones there.
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Thanks for posting all those lovely recipes, AllieKatt. Some good ones there.
My pleasure! Tonight I had sirloin steak sliced in a garlic butter sauce with mushrooms and kelp noodles.
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