Shrimp Udon Noodle Soup

Light, quick, and full of umami flavor, the mysterious delicious fifth taste besides the sweet, sour, bitter, salty. This is a simple noodle dish I prepare for my family when I am short on time and need to make a meal large enough to feed four people. I used dried scallops which create the umami flavor in the soup. Dried scallops are hard to find. My mother in law brought them from China when she was visiting us. Other alternatives are dried anchovies or dried shrimps which create a similar umami flavor. You can use any type noodles of your choice. I usually use whatever I have available in my fridge or pantry. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

4 packs of frozen udon noodles

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1 pound of shrimp with heads on

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1 pound of slim white bok choy or regular bok choy

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1/3 cup of dried scallops

3 quart of water

2 scallions

Salt and ground white pepper to taste

Directions:

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Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add dried scallops and let it simmer covered for about 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, clean the shrimp and remove the long antennae with a pair of scissors. Wash bok choy and chop off the bottom part.

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Add frozen udon noodles to the boiling pot and bring it to a boil. Then add shrimps and vegetables and bring them to a boil for about a minute. Plate and sprinkle on scallions. Ready to serve.

Shrimp Udon Noodle Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Full of umami flavor

Light, quick, and full of umami flavor, the mysterious delicious fifth taste besides the sweet, sour, bitter, salty. This is a simple noodle dish I prepare for my family when I am short on time and need to make a meal large enough to feed four people. I used dried scallops which create the umami flavor in the soup. Dried scallops are hard to find. My mother in law brought them from China when she was visiting us. Other alternatives are dried anchovies or dried shrimps which create a similar umami flavor. You can use any type noodles of your choice. I usually use whatever I have available in my fridge or pantry. Let’s get started.


Credit: cookboldfood.com

Ingredients

4 packs of frozen udon noodles
1 pound of shrimp with heads on
1 pound of slim white bok choy or regular bok choy
1/3 cup of dried scallops
3 quart of water
2 scallions
Salt and ground white pepper to taste

Directions

1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add dried scallops and let it simmer covered for about 15 minutes.
2. Clean the shrimp and remove the long antennae with a pair of scissors. Wash bok choy and chop off the bottom part.
3. Add frozen udon noodles to the boiling pot and bring it to a boil. Then add shrimps and vegetables and bring them to a boil for about a minute. Plate and sprinkle on scallions. Ready to serve.

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