Monday, November 5, 2012

Black Bean Pad Thai

For Halloween I wanted to cook something freaky. So when I saw these black bean noodles at my local health food store I had to try them! The only ingredients are black beans and water! They are super low in carbohydrates and very high in protein (about 20 grams per serving!) So for you carb counters out there, I would give these a try!

A little tip, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT taste the noodles after you boil them! When they aren't stir fried or seasoned they taste like dry chewy styrofoam! I was concerned. HOWEVER, once you follow this recipe they transform into magical, slightly chewy Asian God noodles. Trust me.


Serves 4

1 packge Black Bean noodles
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
5 tablespoons soy sauce
1 squirt (about 1/8 teaspoon) Sriracha (optional)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 scallions (green onions), white and green parts, separated and thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 large eggs, light beaten (optional)
1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts

*you may add vegetables if you like or a protein.

Boil noodles for 6-8min. Drain then rinse off with cold water.
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and Sriracha.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with spatula until eggs are almost set (about 30 seconds). Transfer eggs to a plate.
Add noodles, scallion greens, and sauce to skillet. Cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are soft (about 1 minute). Add egg mixture and toss to coat, breaking eggs up gently.
Serve noodles with lime wedges, topped with peanuts

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