About the Recipe
If you are the kind of person who thinks from time to time about maintaining good gut health, konnyaku is something you should be putting on your menu. Made from the root of the Konjac plant (I prefer the wonderful name Voodoo Lily), konnyaku is one of the highest sources of dietary fibre you can find. What's more it has zero calories and traces of calcium. Eat it as a side dish 3 or 4 times a month as a contributor to good gut health. But how to prepare it? Well, here's a quick and easy way to rustle up a dish of health in less than 15 minutes - what could be better.
1 packet of Konnyaku (net 250g / 9oz)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp dried chilli
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
open the pack of konnyaku. drain and rinse under the tap
slice the block in half longways. next, cut into quarters and then into 8 cubes. now, cut each piece into 2 triangles. once done, stand each triangle on end and last, slice each triangle in half
heat the sesame oil in a frying pan. add the konnyaku triangles and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
add the chilli flakes and soy sauce. stir fry for a further 1 minute
next, add the honey and stir fry again for 1 minute
finally, add 1 tsp of sesame oil and stir fry again for 1 minute
just before serving, garnish with 1 tsp of white sesame seeds