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Mentaiko with Shirataki Konnyaku Noodles

Mentaiko with Shirataki Konnyaku Noodles

Serve this as an appetizer with sake.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Shirataki konnyaku noodles
1 bag (250 g)
Spicy cod roe
3 tablespoons
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Mentsuyu
1 and a half tablespoons
Red chile pepper (sliced)
to taste
Chopped scallions (optional)
a small amount

Steps

1. Cut the shirataki konnyaku noodles into an easy to eat length (about 7 to 10 cm), boil in water for 5 minutes, remove any scum, then drain.
2. Remove the membrane from the mentaiko with a knife. I buy a pack of mentaiko with the membranes already removed.
3. Put the shirataki konnyaku noodles into a frying pan and cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, add sesame oil and fry.
4. After frying for about 3 minutes, add the mentsuyu and red chili pepper. Add the mentaiko and turn off the heat once it changes color.
5. Transfer to small bowls, serve with chopped scallions and serve. You could also serve it chilled for the flavors to meld.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family loves konnyaku so I make this all the time.