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Say goodbye to take out and hello to these Black Pepper Udon Noodles With Shrimp! This delectable noodle bowl is full of juicy, seasoned shrimp, loaded with an assortment of veggies and tossed in an easy, irresistible sauce. Best of all, it’s ready in only 20 minutes!

I adore udon noodles, especially because they are so versatile and can incorporated into so many dishes! This black pepper udon noodles with shrimp recipe is perfect for those nights you have no energy to cook but don’t want to order out, this dish will be your saving grace. It takes just 20 minutes to make from start to finish!

Black Pepper Udon Noodles With Shrimp

  • Easy To Make
  • Takes 20 Minutes
  • Delicious Flavors

Juicy shrimp, oodles of noodles, accompanied by an array of bright veggies like red bell pepper, baby corn, snap peas and carrots tossed in a simple homemade sauce. These noodles are so good, you might never go out to eat again! It truly makes you feel as if you’re eating at a restaurant. Say goodbye to takeout and make this black pepper udon stir fry in the comfort of your own home.

Ingredient Notes

  • Udon Noodles – You can use fresh udon noodles or dry udon noodles cooked according to package instructions.
  • Shrimp – Medium sized, deveined and shelled. I also like to remove the tails from my shrimp if I make dishes like this because I simply don’t want to be bothered with them as I eat.
  • Butter – We need a little bit to cook the shrimp in and a bit for the veggies.
  • Sugar – Granulated will do the trick. The sugar helps balance the flavors of our sauce.
  • Garlic and Ginger – Essential flavor enhancers in a stir fry.
  • Vegetables – We are using onion, sugar snap peas, carrots, red bell pepper and baby corn today! Feel free to use whatever veggies you have on hand. Frozen veggies work as well.

FOR THE SAUCE

  • Black Peppercorns – It’s the star of the dish. You’ll want them ground. Also, feel free to add as much or little as you like.
  • Soy Sauce – I used a dark soy sauce in this dish, it’s what gives the noodles that dark color. Regular soy sauce works as well.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar – For a bit of tang.
  • Oyster Sauce or Hoisin Sauce – Staples in Asian cuisine. You can find these sauces both in the international section of your grocery store.
  • Cornstarch – To thicken the sauce a bit!

How To Make Black Pepper Udon Noodles With Shrimp

PREP:

  1. Make the Sauce: In a bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Prep the Udon Noodles: Blanch udon noodles in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes or if using dry noodles cook according to package instructions. Drain well and immediately rinse with cold water. Set aside.

COOKING:

  1. Cook Shrimp: Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a frying pan or wok on medium heat. Add in the shrimp, and cook on one side until they turn pink. Flip the shrimp over, and cook until pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  2. Cook Veggies: In the same wok, heat the remaining 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat and sauté the red onion for about 1 minute, then add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 30 seconds or until fragrant. Toss in sugar snap peas, and cook for a minute. Add in the baby corn, carrots, bell pepper and stir-fry for another minute. Add in 1 or 2 tbsp of water if it gets too dry. Cook quickly to ensure the vegetables keep their fresh color and are tender crisp.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Add the udon noodles and the sauce to the wok. Toss briefly to combine, then add in the cooked shrimp. Turn up the heat and stir-fry for 1 more minute quickly until everything is well mixed.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately.

FAQs & Expert Tips

FAQS

What Are Udon Noodles?

Udon noodles are white, thick, wheat-based noodles from Japan and can range from dried, fresh, or you can make them from scratch! Dried or fresh udon noodles can typically be found in your local grocery store, the only difference would be how you prepare them.

What Else Can I Add To My Udon Noodles?

This recipe is great because it offers a lot of wiggle room when it comes to what you can add into it! The choice is up to you, but here are some ideas to spark your inner chef. Try: mushrooms, hard boiled egg, seaweed, bean sprouts, spinach, daikon, chili peppers, red pepper flakes, water chestnuts or green onion.

TIPS

  1. Fresh udon noodles are already cooked, so all you need to do is soak them in boiling water for a minute or so to separate them and warm them up! Dried udon will have to be cooked according to package instructions.
  2. Add some gochujang, sriracha or hot sauce to make the dish even more spicy!
  3. Removing the tails of the shrimp before cooking may seem tedious, but trust me, it’s worth it!

Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.

REHEATING

To reheat, pop into your microwave or back into a pan or wok and cook until heated through.

BLACK PEPPER UDON NOODLES WITH SHRIMP RECIPE

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Say goodbye to take out and hello to these Black Pepper Udon Noodles With Shrimp! This delectable noodle bowl is full of juicy, seasoned shrimp, loaded with an assortment of veggies and tossed in an easy, irresistible sauce. Best of all, it’s ready in only 20 minutes!

EQUIPMENT

  • Nonstick Chinese Wok – Dishwasher Safe

INGREDIENTS

  • 7 oz udon noodles cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 tbsp butter unsalted, divided
  • 12 large shrimp deveined and shelled
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • ½ medium carrot diced or sliced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 cup baby corn cut into 1 inch pieces

For the Sauce

  • ½ tbsp black peppercorns ground
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce or regular soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce or hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make the Sauce: In a bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  • Prep the Udon Noodles: Blanch udon noodles in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes or if using dry noodles cook according to package instructions. Drain well and immediately rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Cook Shrimp: Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a frying pan or wok on medium heat. Add in the shrimp, and cook on one side until they turn pink. Flip the shrimp over, and cook until pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  • Cook Veggies: In the same wok, heat the remaining 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat and sauté the red onion for about 1 minute, then add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 30 seconds or until fragrant. Toss in sugar snap peas, and cook for a minute. Add in the baby corn, carrots, bell pepper and stir-fry for another minute. Add in 1 or 2 tbsp of water if it gets too dry. Cook quickly to ensure the vegetables keep their fresh color and are tender crisp.
  • Combine Ingredients: Add the udon noodles and the sauce to the wok. Toss briefly to combine, then add in the cooked shrimp. Turn up the heat and stir-fry for 1 more minute quickly until everything is well mixed.
  • Serve: Serve immediately.

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RECIPE NOTES

  1. Fresh udon noodles are already cooked, so all you need to do is soak them in boiling water for a minute or so to separate them and warm them up! Dried udon will have to be cooked according to package instructions.
  2. Add some gochujang, sriracha or hot sauce to make the dish even more spicy!
  3. Removing the tails of the shrimp before cooking may seem tedious, but trust me, it’s worth it!
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1servingCalories: 245kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 36g (12%)Protein: 12g (24%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 4g (25%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mg (20%)Sodium: 1271mg (55%)Potassium: 333mg (10%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 9g (10%)Vitamin A: 2352IU (47%)Vitamin C: 40mg (48%)Calcium: 60mg (6%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
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