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Thursday, April 5, 2012

'U' is for Udon

... as in curry udon!

HOLY!!! Do you even remember this ABC's of Food thing I was trying to do... umm... back in 2009?!?!  Three years later and it's still not completed.  Well, I plan to change that.  My goal is to finish up this list THIS YEAR!  (I really want to finish this by summer, but since the list has taken 3 years so far, I think trying to finish by summer is a long shot.)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):
  • 5 oz. thinly sliced pork
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c carrots, julienned
  • 4 mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/3 c soy sauce
  • 1/4 c mirin
  • 2.5 tbs corn starch
  • 2 green onion stalks, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups udon noodles, cooked
  • 1 piece konbu
1.) Pour 5 cups of water into a large pot and add konbu piece.  Bring water to boil remove konbu; set konbu piece aside.

2.) Heat oil on medium heat in a saute pan and cook pork.  Add onion and carrots and saute until softened.  Add mushroom and curry powder and cook until fragrant.

3.)  Add water from pot to pork and vegetable mixture (to loosen any "goodies" stuck to the bottom of the pan) and pour into pot of water.  Add soy sauce and mirin and stir.

4.)  Simmer on medium heat for about 10 - 15 minutes.  Mix cornstarch in a cup of water and add to pot to thicken.

5.)  Add green onions and serve over cooked udon noodles.

This was good... but not as good as all the ramen shops found everywhere in Hawaii.  It was good enough that Anthony and I ate it all before we realized we didn't take pictures.  Next time.

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