Monday, May 23, 2011

Super-Delicious Shrimp Scampi with Fettuccine

Per Serving (1/2 recipe, about 1 3/4 cups): 6 Points+
238 calories, 8.5g fat, 329mg sodium, 14g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars, 26g protein

The recipe: "300 under 300", pages 226 - 227

Let me first start off by saying that I cannot stand House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles!  Yes, I get that they are 0 Points+ per serving, and that to some people they are a great substitute for pasta.  I just can't get over their chewy texture and the feeling that I am eating rubber bands instead of noodles.  Normally, I am not picky about the texture of my food.  But, I really just can't use these as a substitute to my beloved pasta (and yes, I have tried all of the advice out there about making these edible - rinsing, patting dry, microwave, pat dry again, etc.). 

That being said, if a Hungry Girl recipe calls for Tofu Shirataki Noodles, I just substitute regular pasta noodles and take the extra points.  I have figured out that one bag of Tofu Shirataki Noodles is equivalent to 3 ounces of dry pasta noodles (or a cup and a half of cooked noodles).  This usually adds about 3 - 4 points+ to each serving in a Hungry Girl recipe (depending on if you use whole grain or regular pasta).  Quite a few points, but to me it is worth it.

So, my review is based on the fact that I used regular noodles.  I thought the dish turned out okay, but was a little boring for my taste.  It had a nice, buttery lemony flavor, but the noodles as a whole just weren't flavored enough.  I did add a little bit of salt to bring out the flavor, but next time I think I would also add some red pepper flakes and parsley flakes to the recipe.  My husband enjoyed the dinner, but he also said that he was starving, and he will eat anything when he is really hungry!  I'm not sure if I would make this one again, especially since there are so many other recipes of hers that are better!


  1. Hi there,

    I love that you have this blog, actually it's something that i've been thinking about doing because I cook so much out of the hungry girl cookbooks for weightloss as well! :)

    I too HATE/DESPISE/LOATHE the shirataki noodles...the first time I bought them to make hungry girlfredo I bought tons bc I assumed I'd love them as a pasta swap...HUGE MISTAKE!

    I know I'm posting far back in your blog but i'm going through all your entries, especially ones that i've cooked or plan to cook at sometime.

    Thank you thank you thank you for having this blog!


  2. So glad you like it! I started it because I, too, made tons of Hungry Girl recipes already. It is fun for me because I am constantly trying new recipes instead of sticking to my usual go-to ones. The best part is that they are all low calorie, so it doesn't interfere with my weight loss. Enjoy!