: Udon Stir-fry with Prawns and Spinach

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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)

Method:

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.

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