With the memory of Asian bolognese from Thursday night at XO Restaurant still fresh in my mind tonight I made garlic prawns and bacon with udon noodles. In my mind an improvement on an Italian garlic prawn pasta. This is the first time I’ve bought bacon for about six months. With the recent IARC/WHO announcement in mind I only bought one 50 g rasher. I’ve never done that before.
If you want to see how nicely the noodles were cooked check out the YouTube video I recorded.
- 90 g [url href=”http://www.hakubaku.com/en/”]Hakubaku organic udon noodles[/url]
- 250 g raw peeled garlic prawns
- 50 g streaky Primo bacon
- 2 teaspoons chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon good grub hub wasabi sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt
- 100 mL light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon garlic aioli
- 1 tablespoon fried shallots
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
- Get some water boiling and add the udon noodles for 8 minutes
- Fry off the streaky bacon which has been cut into strips
- Add the garlic prawns to the hot frying pan and stir fry until they just change colour
- Remove the prawns and bacon from the heat and put into a bowl
- When the udon noodles have cooked drain and add to the hot frying pan
- Return the prawns and bacon to the frying pan and quickly fry
- Add the Greek yoghurt, coconut milk and aioli and mix everything in
- Add the parsley and stir
- Turn off the heat and add the chilli flakes, cracked black pepper, wasabi sesame seeds, fried shallots and flaked almonds
- Stir together and plate up into a bowl
- Garnish with chopped basil, lemon zest and a little more of the wasabi sesame seeds
- Shoot a photograph
- Record a time-lapse video while eating
- Wash the dishes
- Write the recipe
- Blog (verb)
- Share the recipe on the Hakubaku website and hope to win a prize
This was a really tasty meal. The udon noodles are terrific at absorbing the flavours of garlic and bacon and the hot and spicy chilli flakes.
For dessert I enjoyed some Weis’ pineapple, coconut and lime sorbet.
This morning I went for a walk around Lake Burley Griffin (bridge to bridge) and shot some photographs
For lunch I ate a poppy seed bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese, wasabi sesame seeds, capers and dill. It was a pretty good sambo.
Roses from my garden bed.
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