Easy Shrimp Yaki Udon
This Easy Shrimp Yaki Udon recipe will be on your dinner rotation FOR SURE! Chewy noodles, shrimp and veggies are pan fried in a delicious sauce that's ready in 10 minutes flat making it the perfect weeknight meal!
For the Yaki Udon Sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce See Note 1
- 1 tbsp hoisin sauce See Note 2
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp corn starch
For the Noodles
- 1/2 lb shrimp See Note 3
- 2 5 oz. packages udon noodles See Note 4
- 2 cups frozen stir fried vegetables
- 2 tsp oil any oil works!
- scallions and sesame seeds for garnish optional
In a small bow, whisk together all sauce ingredients; set aside.
In a large pan over high heat, heat one teaspoon of oil. Add shrimp and cook until no longer pink (about 1 minute per side). Transfer shrimp to a plate and set aside.
In the same pan, add remaining teaspoon of oil. Then add yaki udon noodles. Cook noodles for about 3 minutes. As the noodles are cooking, use tongs to gently break them apart. They will begin to break apart as they heat up in the skillet.
After about 3 minutes when the noodles are separated, add sauce and frozen veggies. Toss to coat everything with the sauce and heat the veggies through (about 1 minute more).
Add shrimp back into the pan, give everything one more big toss. Top with scallions and sesame seeds (if using) and serve immediately.
Note 1: If you can get dark soy sauce, it works wonderfully in this recipe for color and flavor. However, if you can't find it, low sodium soy sauce or Tamari (gluten free) works great too.
Note 2: Hoisin sauce made from fermented soy beans mixed with some spices and sugar. It has a sweet, rich flavor. It can be found in the Asian section of most chain grocery stores.
Note 3: 40-50 count shrimp work great, but any size is fine!
Note 4: Be sure to get FRESH udon noodles for stir frying. If you can't find them, dry udon noodles, egg noodles or even spaghetti work well. Just know that you will have to cook these noodles before stir frying.
Calories: 958kcal | Carbohydrates: 156g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 13.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 4302mg | Potassium: 1094mg | Fiber: 16.4g | Sugar: 45.3g | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 8mg