Saturday, June 11, 2011

Udon that you done

Udon noodles are very satisfying in your mouth. I'm making two versions of them today. One is a more or less traditional pad Thai with peanut sauce. The other is made with mentaiko, a Japanese fish roe that is cured and salty and fishy and swell. I found the noodles yesterday at a tiny Japanese grocery in DC. They have lots of stuff in a very small space. I wanted to buy some clear rice noodles but I didn't know what to call them. I still don't. I'll figure it out.

Pad Thai of a sort
10 oz. udon noodles
2 scallions, white and green parts chopped fine
1 heaping Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs fish sauce
red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chicken stock, hot

While the noodles cook (2-3 minutes in boiling water), put the remaining ingredients in a bowl large enough to toss the noodles.

When the noodles are done, do just that, toss them in the sauce. Serve at once.

Udon with mentaiko
1o oz udon noodles
2 scallions, white and green parts chopped fine
1 oz mentaiko
1 Tbs other fish roe (optional)
red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chicken stock hot

Cook the noodles for 2 or 3 minutes then put them into a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Serve at once.


Jenn said...

I love peanut noodles...and the mentaiko.. well, if you say it's good I'm willing to give it a try! :)

Malli said...

That's an awesome simple meal and sounds good:)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I've been meaning to make pad thai - even of a sort - so thank you for this. Sounds really good.

Michael Toa said...

Love udon noodles! They are very satisfying indeed. Clear rice noodles... like vermicelli? or cellophane noodles?

Mary said...

Both recipes sound delicious. I'd be happy to have either one of them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

This sounds really good. There is a store nearby that sells many Japanese products so I'll have to check it out for the noodles.

Shu Han said...

rice noodles are called simply rice sticks, or rice vermicelli. there's another kind though, that's clear, called cellophane or glass noodles! seems liek you made do well with udon noodles though! sounds quick, simple, delish!

Chris said...

The flavors of pad thai put a smile on my face every time.

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