Red Snapper Fish Sandwich w/ Tofu Mac & Cheese

November 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, cheese, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, low calorie, low carb, tofu | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Red Snapper Fish Sandwich w/ Tofu Mac & Cheese

 
A comfort food classic, with a bit of a spin, for dinner tonight. It’s a Fish sandwich with Mac and Cheese! I love Mac & Cheese but I don’t like the calories and carbs that usually come with it. So to cut back on the calories and carbs I replaced the Pasta Macaroni with Tofu Shiratki (Yam Noodle with Tofu) Macaroni Shape Noodles.

 

I used a Red Snapper Fillet for my Fish. After rinsing the fillet off with water I patted the fillet dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned it with Sea Salt, Black Pepper, and Garlic Salt. Then rolled it in Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I pan fried it in Canola Oil about 3 minutes per side. Came out with a beautiful golden brown crust and moist and delicious! Served it on an Aunt Millie’s Deli Style Whole Wheat Mini Sub Bun and topped with a slice of Borden Smoked Cheddar.

 

Now for the Mac & Cheese, this is where it gets good! I used TOFU SHIRATAKI (Yam Noodle with Tofu) MACARONI SHAPE which is only 20 calories and 3 carbs! I added a half a serving of Velveeta 2% Cheese, and a Tablespoon Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Mix it all together and microwave on high for 1 minute and 40 seconds. After the first minute stop it to stir and continue with 40 seconds, the time can vary according to your microwave. I’m starting to use Tofu more and more as a noodle substitute. Huge difference in calories and carbs between the two. A thank you to Hungry Girl for the idea. I left the recipe and the link to the Housefoods Tofu at the end of the post. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Bob Evan’s Glazed Apples.

 

 

Cheesy Tofu Shirataki Mac

Ingredients:
1 Bag House Foods Tofu Shirataki Macaroni Shaped Noodle Substitute
1/2 Serving Velveeta 2% Cheese
1 Tablespoon Kraft Shredded Parmesan
Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Sprinkle of Oscar Mayer Real Turkey Bacon Bits (Optional)

Directions:
Use a strainer to rinse and drain noodles well. Pat dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave noodles for 1 minute.

*Drain excess liquid. Dry thoroughly with paper towels.

*Add Noodles back to bowl and add Velveeta and Cheese slice to Noodles breaking both into pieces as you add them. Microwave for 1 minute. Stop and stir, mixing well, and continue to microwave for an additional 40 seconds. Optional, sprinkle extra Shredded Parm Cheese and Turkey Bacon Bits on top before serving.

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
House Tofu Shirataki – TOFU SHIRATAKI (Yam Noodle with Tofu) MACARONI SHAPE 8oz.

 

Tofu Shirataki is a great pasta alternative made from blending the root of the Konnyaku – a member of the yam family and tofu.
It is a healthy, uniquely textured noodle – that pleases people of all ages!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 113g / 4.0oz
Servings per Container: 2
Per Serving
Calories 20
Fat Calories 5
Per Serving %DV
Total Fat – 0.5g 1%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g %
Cholesterol – 0mg 0%
Sodium – 15mg 1%
Total Carb. – 3g 1%
Fiber Less Than 2g 9%
Sugars 0g

 

http://www.house-foods.com/tofu/tofu_shirataki.aspx

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