This next recipe came about after a long day on the water when all I wanted to do was pour a glass of wine and kick back a bit. You know those days when you ask your significant other what they would like for dinner and all you get is ‘surprise me’. So I poured that wine and thought and came up with a tasty winner.
So easy too. Just a few ingredients: quick cooking shrimp, some udon noodles and some seasonings. At the beginning of the boat season I make a healthy batch of Gomashio – sesame salt. It adds that touch of something special to Asian inspired dishes, stores well and is super easy to make. (my recipe for Gomashio here).
Bipitty bopitty boo, a few sips of wine later and dinner was ready to serve.
Pretty proud of this one. Hope you enjoy!
- ½ lb raw shrimp (about a cups), peeled and deveined
- 2 packages of udon noodles
- 2 tbsp soya sauce or Bragg aminos
- 2 tbsp hot sauce (Franks or sriracha)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Dash of sesame oil
- 2-3 green onions, chopped green parts reserved for garnish
- Sesame seeds or gomashio to garnish
- 1 lime, quartered
- Heat enough water to cover udon noodles, loosen to separate then set aside.
- Whisk together soya sauce, hot sauce, maple syrup and set aside
- Heat cooking oil and dash of sesame oil and saute garlic gently for a few seconds until fragrant.
- Throw in shrimp and stir fry just until pink.
- Add whites of onions and stir around to coat with oils and cook for about 1 minute.
- Drain noodles and add to pan.
- Pour sauce in and stir to coat and heat all ingredients through.
- Garnish with sesame or gomashio, green of onions and a squeeze of lime.
Inspiration thanks to BudgetBytes