This is what my eldest daughter and I shared for lunch today. It’s a simple and quick meal for 2.
I purchased these packaged udon noodles at the Atlantic Superstore. President’s Choice make these great Japanese style noodles, in small multi-packs, all ready to cook. They are soft right out of the package so you just throw them into a stir-fry toward the end.
Once you have all your ingredients prepared this takes less that 10 minutes from wok to table! Quick and healthy.
2 + 1 tbsp vegitable oil
1 200 g package of soft udon noodles
6-8 uncooked prawns
2 cups torn spinach leaves
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 red chili pepper, seeds removed, minced
1 shallot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger paste
2 tbsp oyster sauce
sesame oil and soy sauce for drizzling (we used Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
In wok, heat 2 tbsp oil on high. Fry garlic, shallot, ginger, and chili until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add in oyster sauce and then prawns. Cook until prawns start to turn pink.
Reduce heat to medium. Make a well in center of wok and pour in egg, stir and scrape up the egg, incorporating it throughout the prawns. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
Add in the extra 1 tbsp oil and the udon noodles, loosening them as you add to the wok. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes until they are all heated through.
Divide between 2 plates and garnish with sliced chili pepper, drizzling on sesame oil and soy sauce to taste.