Phyllis Kahn, a nurse practitioner and creator of the Gourmet Weigh, shows you how to prepare a semi mock pasta dish.
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On behalf of tvlesson.com, I’m Phyllis Kahn with the Gourmet Way. In this clip, we’re going to make a semi mock pasta dish and what I mean by semi mock is we’re going to use 2 ounces of dry pasta which when cook blows up to be this amount of pasta, which is a nice amount of pasta. and then the mock part of it is we’re going to use something called shirataki noodles. They are made from tofu and they have a similar consistency to a fettuccini, they look like a fettuccini, and when we dewed this through and we add vegetables to it we make a luminous semi pasta dish. It’ll feel like you’re eating pasta, you’ll have the sense that your pallet that you’re eating pasta but it’ll be very low in calorie, very rich in flavor, low in fat and rich in vitamins. Okay, so what you want to do with the sheritaki is first you want to cut the bag open and don’t get scared its not rotten but the liquid that the sheritaki is in doesn’t smell very nice. It’s not bad for you, it can harm you, but they just smell very good. so what want to do is pour that into a colander and you can rinse it off. Some people actually like to boil it in a little bit of chicken broth, I don’t really feel the need to do that because we’re going to be sautéing in with the pasta and some chicken broth. but if you’re going to eat it plain you might want to do that its just a suggestion. Its doesn’t get soft like noodles, it doesn’t change its consistency the more that’s in liquid that’s a good thing. The next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to take the pasta that we’ve already made, otherwise you have to boil it, and we’re going to run it over the water as well because now it’s a little bit sticky. What I like to do and if you’re lucky enough to have a handy dandy hot water dispenser, I just like to run some boiled water over it to break up the starch that was causing our real fettuccini to stick together. Okay so in the next clip we’re going to prepare our ingredients to put together our pasta dish. On behalf of tvlesson.com this has been Phyllis Kahn, thank you for watching.

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