Phyllis Kahn, a nurse practitioner and creator of the Gourmet Weigh, shows you how to build a shirataki pasta dish.
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On behalf of tvlesson.com, I’m Phyllis Kahn with the Gourmet Way. In this clip I’m going to show you how to build a shiitake pasta dish. What we do first is, I like to cut up a zucchini, a nice dice is good. You want to be nice chunky pieces because you want it to feel bold and then I buy mushrooms already cleaned and cut, about 8 ounces worth. And then the star of the pasta which is going to be fennel. This is a very strong herb, it has a taste sort of like licorice. When you cut it it sort of looks like an onion and feels a little bit like celery. I like to use the bulk you cut the bottom of and we just again slice ringlets and that’s exactly how we’re going to put it into the pasta dish and its little ringlets, it separates like an onion and it softens beautifully, just like celery does. We’re going to get that already and then we’re going to put our ingredients together and let them simmer in some chicken broth and it’s going to be delicious. Okay, separate our ringlets and if its still have some of that bottom of the bulb you can cut that away and then you can separate very easily into this little ringlets just like an onion but they’ll sauté up like the consistency of celery. And you can smell it, it smells like licorice, it’s just a clean wonderful scent. Okay, so we like to take our pan and we like to put our mushrooms at the bottom of the pan first and then put the fennel bulb that has been cut up into the pan and then we take our zucchini chunks and put that into the pan just like so, get every last drop. And then here’s our opportunity to salt it about lets say half a tablespoon of salt, you can add pepper to taste if you like and then once again I add about 3 quarters of a cup of chicken broth. Now I can eye ball it, but you can measure it, put that on the stove and let that simmer until all of the juices are infused into the vegetables. It will sort of look like a stew, and then that’s when we’re getting ready to toss our pasta to it. On behalf of tvlesson.com this has been Phyllis Kahn, thank you for watching.