I said I wouldn’t post recipes that contained weird ingredients, or things that you couldn’t get in an ordinary supermarket.
Apart from the shirataki noodles, I’m making one other exception: chilli oil.
I use this brand, that I bought from the Chinese supermarket:
It’s very oily, with whole raw peanuts as well as flakes of dried chilli, and it adds a lovely flavour (and texture) to dishes. It’s also, not surprisingly, hot! I love hot food, and think that most things – if not all things – can be improved by the addition of chilli in some shape or form.
I used it in a recipe for stir-fried pork with mixed vegetables and water chestnuts that I’ll be posting shortly (once I’ve worked out the carb count), so this is giving you advance notice!