Thursday, September 3, 2015

Shrimp with Udon Noodles

Dinner Tonight: Shrimp with Udon Noodles

Started the day off with a Breakfast Sandwich. I scrambled some Egg Beater's Egg Whites, fried
some Bologna, topped with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then on to the morning workout and a shower. Dad had a Doctor's appointment for a checkup. So while him and Mom were out I vacuumed and dusted the house. Then outside got the leaf blower out and swept around the driveway and deck. The tree in front of the house has already lost most of it's leaves, and they are everywhere so it's a daily sweeping outside. Got everything done and kicked back for the late afternoon! For dinner tonight it's Shrimp with Udon Noodles.

So to make this dish I needed; 1 - 7oz. pouch Udon Noodles (KA*ME Udon Stir Fry Noodles), 1 lb. bag of Jumbo Shrimp, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, 1 Can LaChoy Sliced Water Chestnuts,   1 tsp minced Garlic, 2 tbsp butter (Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter), 1 tsp sugar (Splenda Sugar), and Light Soy Sauce (Kikkoman Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce).

To prepare it, I started by preparing the Baby Carrots. I wanted to boil them in a small sauce pan, boiling them until they were not quite fork tender. I parboiled them because Carrots take a bit to cook and by boiling them first they will get done in the wok with the other ingredients. As the Carrots were boiling I also prepared the Shrimp. In a bowl mix the shrimp with 1 tsp Splenda Sugar and a dash of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley . Marinate for 15 minutes. Next cooked them in a bit of butter just until pink. Remove Shrimp from the skillet and set aside along with Baby Carrots.

In a separate skillet I prepared the Udon Noodles. Using a medium size skillet, I added 1/2 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heated on medium high. I added the Noodles and the Soy Sauce, stirred and cooked for 2 minutes. Removed from the heat and set aside.

Using the same skillet as the Shrimp was cooked I added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(cooking on medium high) along with the Butter, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and 1 tsp minced Garlic. Then seasoned them with the Sea Salt and the Peppercorn Medley. Cooked it 2 minutes and then added 2 tablespoons of water and the cooked Carrots, Shrimp, and Noodles. Continued to cook everything for an additional 1 1/2 minutes, stirring it often. Remove from heat and serve! What a dish, everything spot on! The Noodles, Shrimp, Vegetables, along with the seasoning and Soy Sauce combine to make one delicious dish. Really like the KA*ME Udon Stir Fry Noodles, they taste so fresh! For dessert/snack later Chips and Dip, some Ruffle's Reduced Fat Potato Chips and Lay's Ranch Dressing.



Udon noodles are thick, white Japanese noodles. They can be eaten cold or hot. Udon noodles are often served in a mild fish broth, flavored with soy sauce and mirin (sweetened sake) and topped with thinly sliced scallions.
KA-ME Stir-Fry noodles are easy to prepare: Heat 1 tbsp KA-ME Sesame Oil in a wok; add thinly sliced vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add KA-ME Udon noodles, 1 tbsp KA-ME Soy Sauce, 1 tbp sugar and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.


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