Monday, June 13, 2016

konnyaku

Untitled Konnyaku (devil's tongue jelly) is made from a type of yam and apparently has a high fiber content.

You can read more about it here.

Lately on TV, I've been seeing some new ways to add it to meals.

One way is to slice the konnyaku then freeze it.

By freezing it all the moisture is taken out and what you are left with is something with the texture similar to meat.

I haven't tried this method but have been reducing the amount of meat I put in a dish and adding konnyaku.

Like last night when I made stuffed bell peppers.

I put some konnyaku into the hollowed out pepper then added some meat.

And to the tomato sauce, I added the rest of the konnyaku.

gapao❤︎  #gapao #japan #ガパオ When I made gapao, I added konnyaku that looked like noodles.

Satoshi thought it was harusame (cellophane noodles), and was surprised when I told him it was konnyaku.

I hope to try different ways to add konnyaku to our meals.

Have you tried konnyaku?

6 comments:

KirkK said...

Hmmm freezing konnyaku, huh? That's interesting Kat! We already freeze tofu for hot pot.

jalna said...

Interesting!

Julie said...

Do you know of any dessert recipes using konnyaku? Is there a way to make "gummies", like a chocolate covered gummy perhaps? Or do you think that konnyaku is best used for "savoury" type dishes?

K and S said...

ooh interesting Kirk!

Thanks Jalna :)

hmm, you might want to try cooking it with some sugar then coating with chocolate, Julie. I have not seen sweetened konnyaku, so not sure how it would taste...if you try, let me know what happens :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

K said...

Looks good!

K and S said...

Thanks K!

Take care.
Kat