Get ready for this week’s post because it’s quite the trainwreck!
Actually, first of all, how is everyone’s March Break going? Mine is quite uneventful, my mom is supposed to visit next weekend though so that should be fun!
Alright, back to my biggest fail of 2019 (so far)…
What is NuPasta you ask? What an excellent question! NuPasta is a low calorie, gluten-free, organic, keto, vegan, and high fiber pasta substitute. Say what? Yeah, I know!
So what is it made of? Konjac. You know, the Asian plant that we can make face cleansing sponges with? The very same.
Was it good? By itself, yes. In the recipe that I made, a world of no.
See, the thing is that (no matter what Google says on the matter) NuPasta has a pretty strong taste. Not a bad taste, by any means, but strong. It’s hard to describe but it’s earthy, somewhat a little fishy, and lowkey mushroomy. The sauce I made did NOT work with those flavours… not even a little….
Now, I won’t give you the exact recipe, because it was so very bad.
Just know that I used heavy cream, a pack of Epicure seasoning (totally wasted that btw), chicken, broccoli and a bit of white wine. An excellent combination on regular pasta, yet absolutely horrible on Konjac pasta. Why? I’m not sure. The flavours of the sauce and pasta were completely wrong together, to the point that I went back to the kitchen to make regular pasta to replace the NuPasta with.
Doesn’t it look delicious? It really does eh? Now picture me, in my kitchen at like 9pm, removing the konjac noodles by hand, sliding the sauce off them with my bare fingers to try to salvage that shipwreck of a meal.
Cue to myself adding the sauce to the regular pasta thinking ”Ah yes, this will be much better now!”. Now, close your eyes and imagine the look of pure sadness and desperation when I realized that the sauce was now infused with the taste of the NuPasta.
I am standing in my kitchen, with bits of sauce still stuck under my nails from scraping it off the noodles, looking at my plate in disgust. What a fail. I ate it. Angry bites full of resentment and bitterness, but I did finish the thing. I already wasted the Konjac Noodles, I wasn’t about the waste the whole thing…
Now, I believe that those noodles would be mighty fine with some butter, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Or maybe even with a bit of Miso paste. But no more creamy sauce for me. Especially not one including parmesan cheese and white wine.
Though I was glad about the wine, if only to drink the rest of the bottle to help me get the pasta down…
If you so happen to have a great recipe with those (one that does not taste like death and misery) PLEASE do let me know!
I did not give up on those and I want to try them again! Let me know if you do!
Until next time,