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Old 11-01-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Spice blends for flavouring noodles

hi all. I'm on a low calorie diet at the moment, and one of my favourite diet foods are shirataki noodles. they're a flavourless, calorieless noodle which just taste like whatever flavourings you add to them

I have a really big spice cupboard, and access to most things, but i'm not really sure what manners to put them together.

So far, i have a few main flavour profiles:

Mexican: Cumin, coriander, and chilli
Sweet garlic: Garlic, sweetener, and chilli

and aside from that, chicken/beef stock cubes work fairly well too.

I'm quite fond of those, but i'd love other ideas that might fit. I'm generally interested in avoiding ingredients that are too calorie-heavy (milk, cream, oils, etc). These noodles are just a fun extra snack ontop of a balanced diet of other things i eat. and i'd like them to stay as close to nothing as possible, but i want different flavours to experiment with.

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Old 11-01-2014, 11:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC! Grated ginger, low sodium soy sauce and/or fish sauce, a bit of grated garlic, and maybe a small amount of peanut butter, top with sliced scallions. You could add some Srirachi sauce or red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:50 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! Grated ginger, low sodium soy sauce and/or fish sauce, a bit of grated garlic, and maybe a small amount of peanut butter, top with sliced scallions. You could add some Srirachi sauce or red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
is that a list of recommendations, or are you saying i should toss that all into one? :O
i've never even tried sriracha sauce, i always add my spice with chilli flakes or powder, generally
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #4
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Toss all together.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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Welcome!

Sounds like you need this recipe.....it's become famous here at Discuss Cooking.

Dragon Lady Kitchen blog: SESAME NOODLES
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:44 PM   #6
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+1 on the Dragon Lady Noodles, and welcome!
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:33 AM   #7
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The Dragon Lady recipe is very good, but with the half cup of oil that is called for, it isn't exactly low cal. I think you could cut back the amount of sesame oil to a couple of tablespoons and it would would be just as good.

One of my favorite simple side dishes is soba (buckwheat) noodles tossed with tamari and thinly sliced green onions.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:54 AM   #8
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For an Asian flavor, I generally go with garlic, onion, soy sauce, 5-spice powder, and ginger.

Another winning combination is lemon juice, lightly sweetened, with ginger.

For Medeteranian, you could add a little tomato, garlic, oragano, basil, Rosemary, and thyme. If you're adventurous, add a little fennel seed to that mixture.

For southwestern, add to your already good mixture a touch of brown sugar, and black pepper.

Chicken soup base with a little ginger is very good with noodles.

Chicken stock to cook the noodles in, with ginger, garlic, onion, garlic, hot peppers of choice, and a little rice vinegar makes hot & sour soup.Chinese 5-spice, and a little hoison sauce. Add cashews.

Use pork broth, velvetized pork strips,

My final offer - pan fry good beef steak, then set aside. I prefer to cook the steak rare, or medium rare for this kind of dish. Saute mushrooms after cooking the steak. Add noodles and beef broth to the pan, with a little A1 or Lee & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce. Cook until the noodles are done. Cube the cooked steak and place on top of the noodles. Serve immediately.

That's a few ideas anyways. Good luck finding your favorite flavors.

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wow i thought this thread had died without anymore responses, silly gmail filtering my notifications ;3

some nice ideas here, ill peek at that sesame one.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:40 PM   #10
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Nanako, Steve had a point about the amount of oil in the Sesame Noodles. I've made it so many times, and have found that a couple of tablepoons of sesame oil works out just fine.
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