Recipes · Side Dishes

Garlic Udon Noodles

One day, my friend and I went to get our nails done and then after we went to the grocery store so we could each get our goodies for that evenings dinner. She was making burgers and I was going to make salmon. I always try to make a balanced meal; protein, carbs and a veggie but on this particular day I was struggling with what type of carb I would do. My friend Mei suggested udon noodles-perfect! Below is my version of Mei’s recipe for garlic udon noodles.

What you will need (2 servings) :
1 package of fresh udon noodles
2 T mirin
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 T light soy sauce
1 T sesame oil + 1 T for cooking
2 T minced ginger
2 T minced garlic
4 chopped green onions, white and green parts – divided
1 T toasted black sesame seeds

What you will do:
1. At least an hour prior to serving: Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook noodles (this is to loosen the noodles). As the noodles have separated, drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.
2. In a bowl, add the mirin, dark soy, light soy, 1 T of sesame oil, minced ginger and half of the green onions. Give a stir to mix and add to cold drained noodles.
3. Leave to marinate in refrigerator for at least an hour.
4. When ready to serve, heat a wok or sautée pan over medium high heat. Add the remaining sesame oil and warm. When oil is hot add the marinated noodles. Add minced garlic and wok fry until noodles are warmed through and some of the marinade has cooked off.
5. Remove from heat and garnish with the toasted black sesame seeds and remaining green onions. Serve immediately.

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