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KETO LAZY JAPANESE CRAB NOODLE SALAD

Keto Japanese Crab Noodle Salad

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This Keto Japanese Crab Noodle Salad can be enjoyed all year round.  No doubt you’ll want more than 1 portion.  That’s why I call the recipe ‘lazy.’ They work nicely with roasted or barbecued proteins like steak, chicken, planked fish, or ribs.  With a salad offering so much flavour, you can keep the barbecued protein lightly seasoned.  Too much flavor with all the foods within a dish can compete against each other and then be less flavorful.  Less is always more.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE FOR KETO JAPANESE CRAB NOODLE SALAD?

The noodles in this KetoJapanese Crab Noodle Salad dish are dense and chewy offer fabulous al dente satisfaction.  I say this salad falls under the category of lazy because it’s 19 net carbs, close to 20. I set my own rule that if a dish has 20 or more net carbs, it’s for maintaining your Keto path. The mayo provides lots of creaminess, while the raw matchstick carrots add crunch.  The hint of hot sauce adds that hot spicy bit to the mouth feel.  And last, of all, we have that richness from the crab.  The primary taste and flavor sensations in this dish are chewy and dense, creamy, crunchy, and hot.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE?

And if you use super healthy avocado oil, your mayo will contain tonnes of nutritional value. I add a tablespoon of avocado oil to my coffee latte every morning (along with MCT oil). 

Avocado oil offers many healthful benefits, such as:

  • Lowering bad cholesterol
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Improves skin, nails, and hair
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Fights wrinkles
  • Stimulates weight loss
  • Boosts nutrient absorption
  • And more!

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO JAPANESE CRAB NOODLE SALAD?

WHITE WINE

WHITE WINE

The overriding flavor sensation in this Keto Lazy Japanese Crab Noodle Salad is heat due to the hot sauce.  This is important when finding a wine to match.  Hot sauce can make a perfectly beautiful wine taste nasty and acidic if you try to ignore that heat.  Just like character Alex Forrest (Glen Close) states in the movie “Fatal Attraction.”  She says, “I’m not going to be ignored!”  This hot sensation must be offset by sweetness in the wine to bring the palate to a neutral place so the other flavors in both the wine and food can shine through. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up carbs on a glass of wine. So, you have a couple of options. Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish.

Enjoy your wine the way you like it. If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to offset the heat and spice.  Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit to your glass of white wine.  Choose whites like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet.  So they will take well to the added sweetener.  The wine’s sweetness will nicely offset the heat and spice.

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB TUNA SPRING ROLLS

KETO LOW-CARB TUNA SPRING ROLLS

Tuna Cheddar Pasta Casserole

Turkey Pot Pie

Tuna Spring Rolls

Zoodle Caprese Salad

Matzo Ball Soup

Caesar Cobb Salad

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO LAZY JAPANESE CRAB NOODLE SALAD?

Keto Lazy Japanese Crab Noodle Salad

These Keto Low-Carb pasta or noodles are very dense and filling. Make the dough in a bowl, by hand or in a food processor or mixer. (Mixer is easiest.) Place all ingredients in the bowl.  Mix well. If making by hand pull the dough together with your hands. Start with 2 ½ cup of almond flour.

Add more if needed.  Dough should be firm. Transfer to a clean bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.  When ready to use, cut the dough in half.  Cover half of the dough ball with a wet cloth.  Transfer the other half to a large piece of parchment paper.  Flatten the ball on the parchment. Using the flat side of a long knife or pastry cutter, shape the ball into a 4” X 4” square. Top the square with another sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, and roll out a square about 8” X 8”. Lift the top parchment paper. Using a long knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1/8th-inch noodles. 

When ready to dine, boil the water.  Add olive oil to water.  Add the noodles.  Boil the noodles for 3 minutes. Drain the noodles in a colander and run cool water over them to prevent sticking.  To make salad, in a bowl combine all ingredients except for the hot sauce.  Fold together.  Cover and refrigerate until needed. Serve chilled or at room temperature.  Drizzle with hot sauce before serving (if desired).

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE FOR THIS RECIPE?

 

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO JAPANESE CRAB NOODLE SALAD?

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KETO JAPANESE NOODLE SALAD

KETO JAPANESE CRAB NOODLE SALAD


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  • Author: Shari MAC
  • Total Time: 33
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Keto Japanese Crab Noodle Salad uses low-carb pasta, crab, avocado, carrot, cucumber, mayo, and hot sauce.


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups almond flour
  • 3 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup lump crab (or tuna)
  • 3/4 cup of matchstick carrots
  • 3/4 cup of matchstick cucumber or celery 2 avocados, sliced and divided into 4
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Franks Hot Sauce to taste

Instructions

  • These Keto Low-Carb pasta or noodles are very dense and filling. Make the dough in a bowl, by hand or in a food processor or mixer. (Mixer is easiest.)
  • Place all ingredients in the bowl. Mix well. If making by hand pull the dough together with your hands.
  • Start with 2 ½ cup of almond flour.
  • Add more if needed. Dough should be firm.
  • Transfer to a clean bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. When ready to use, cut the dough in half.
  • Cover half of the dough ball with a wet cloth.
  • Transfer the other half to a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Flatten the ball on the parchment. Using the flat side of a long knife or pastry cutter, shape the ball into a 4” X 4” square.
  • Top the square with another sheet of parchment paper.
  • Using a rolling pin, and roll out a square about 8” X 8”. Lift the top parchment paper.
  • Using a long knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1/8th-inch noodles.
  • When ready to dine, boil the water. Add olive oil to water. Add the noodles. Boil the noodles for 3 minutes.
  • Drain the noodles in a colander and run cool water over them to prevent sticking.
  • To make salad, in a bowl combine all ingredients except for the hot sauce. Fold together.
  • Cover and refrigerate until needed. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Drizzle with hot sauce before serving (if desired).

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 10 grams of net carbs.
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  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BOILING
  • Cuisine: DESSERT

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 680
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 280
  • Fat: 62
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 50
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 22
  • Cholesterol: 185

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