Low-Carb Prawn & Noodle Stir-Fry

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Yesterday I shared my way of preparing shirataki noodles, getting rid off the unpleasant odour and rubbery texture so I can enjoy this amazing zero-carb ingredient. Today, I'm sharing my absolute favourite way of eating noodles: in a stir-fry mixed with fresh vegetables, spices and herbs. I bet that most of you won't be able to tell the difference from the regular high-carb stir-fry!


Nutritional values (per serving)

8.4 grams 4 grams 21.5 grams 29 grams 17.1 grams 381 calories
Total Carbs12.4grams
Net Carbs8.4grams
of which Saturated17.1grams
Energy (calories)381kcal
Magnesium69mg (17%)
Potassium518mg (26%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (8.1%), protein (22.8%), fat (69.1%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 500 g prawns, raw and peeled (400 g / 17.6 oz)
  • 1-2 packets shirataki noodles, drained - depends on the brand (400 g / 17.6 oz)
  • 1 small Thai chili pepper, deseeded (15 g / 0.5 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 2 medium spring onions (30 g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 medium green pepper, deseeded (120 g / 4.2 oz)
  • ½ medium red pepper, deseeded (60 g / 2.1 oz)
  • 1 ½ Asian mushrooms, chopped - oyster, enoki, shimmer, etc. (150 g / 5.3 oz)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or more fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (~ ½ lime)
  • ½ cup ghee or extra virgin coconut oil (you can make your own ghee) (110 g / 3.9 oz)
  • ½ tsp salt (I like pink Himalayan)
  • Optional: 1-2 tbsp Erythritol or 5-7 drops stevia

When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).


  1. Prepare the shirataki noodles by following the steps in this post (wash & boil to eliminate their natural odour & pan-fry to get the best texture). When done, keep in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Halve and deseed the chili pepper and chop the cilantro stalks. Keep the cilantro leaves for garnish. Peel and finely chop the ginger and the garlic. Slice the mushrooms into medium-sized pieces.
  3. Place the garlic, cilantro stalks, ginger and chili pepper into a pan greased with half of the ghee and fry over a medium-high heat until fragrant.
  4. Add the raw prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink while stirring and set aside.
  5. Slice the spring onion and place in a bowl filled with water to clean - all the dirt will settle at the bottom of the bowl. Using a slotted spoon, place on a kitchen towel to drain. Halve, deseed and slice the green and red peppers.
  6. Place the onion in a pot greased with the remaining ghee and cook for just a minute. Add the green and red peppers, and musthrooms.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes over a medium-high heat until crisp-tender. Then add the bean sprouts and cook for another minute. 8.Add the coconut aminos, fish sauce, ...
  8. ... and the prepared shirataki noodles and mix until well combined. Cook for about a minute to heat up.
  9. Finish with fresh lime juice, Erythritol or stevia (optional) and the reserved cilantro leaves and combine well.
  10. Take off the heat and place in a serving bowl. Enjoy!

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By Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (3)

Made this tonight with coconut oil and it was excellent! Thank you.


AWESOME!!!! But I used spaghetti squash, jalapeno pepper, portabella shrooms and pastured butter. EASILY my favorite Keto site!!!!!!! Keep up the GREAT work ma'am!


Thank you Doug!! Spaghetti squash is a great option too 😊


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