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11 July 2008 @ 08:52 am
Stir-fried Udon and Shrimp  
Stir-fried up some udon noodles with shrimp, peanuts, shallots, shiitakes, and sprouts last night. It was pretty yummy, so I wrote up the recipe. I'd say it's about 4-6 good-sized meals.

Stir-fried Udon and Shrimp

1 lb udon noodles
1 lb shrimp, de-shelled & de-veined
10 oz. Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
8 shallots, peeled and chopped
5 scallions, white sections, chopped
4 red chili peppers, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
8 oz. of roasted peanuts, chopped fine
1 lb of fresh bean sprouts
5 tb peanut oil
1 tb sesame oil
5 tb soy sauce
1 tb hot chili sauce
1 tb corn starch
2 limes, cut into wedges

1. Split shrimp in half lengthwise. Sprinkle with 1 tb corn starch and 1 tb of soy sauce. Stir well and leave in fridge a few minutes to marinate.
2. Boil udon noodles until tender. Drain when done.
3. Saute shallots, scallions, chilis, and jalapeno in 2 tb of peanut oil. When it starts to brown, remove solid bits and set aside, leaving the oil.
4. Add remaining peanut oil and sesame oil. Saute shrimp, mushrooms, and noodles until shrimp is cooked through (two minutes).
5. Add peanuts and sprouts. Add chili sauce and remaining soy sauce. Add shallot mixture.
6. Mix well and serve with the wedges of lime.

Listening to: NPR
Blakehaze on July 11th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I'm writing this recipe down and have to confirm something in the translation.
I thought wikiepedia would easily help me. It only made me more confused.
You say 4 red chilli peppers and 1 japapeño.
I'm fairly certain that a jalapeño is a normal chilli, it's these chilli peppers that I'm not sure about.
Originally I thought red chilli peppers were capsicums (looks like a really fat chilli but isn't hot), 4 seems like a lot though.
Can you quickly describe each of those two things for me so I can be absolutely sure?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: funky eye hurtyassmonkeydiary on July 11th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Good question.

The jalapenos I get around here are green, short, fat, and relatively mild.

The red chilis were from the Asian grocery store and I suspect they were Thai Red Chilis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_pepper). They were skinny and about about three or four inches long. Pretty darn hot. I used four because we love the spice, but I could definitely support reducing that number.
Blakehaze on July 12th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Thank you!
I might give this one a shot next weekend.
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on July 15th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Isn't that Gloria Hendry?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on July 15th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
Yes, indeedy. Agent Rosie Carver herself.
Professor Mortisprofessormortis on July 15th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
"A lousy agent. But the compensations speak for themselves." I usually think of her as Ms. Byrd from Black Belt Jones: "My cookie would kill you."
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: king kong voyeurassmonkeydiary on July 15th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... cookie.