Spicy Shrimp Vegetable Stir Fry with Udon


Seriously hungry this morning, I visited the refrigerators downstairs and pulled out whatever caught my fancy; zucchini, baby bok choy, red bell pepper, scallions, chillies, asparagus and black tiger gambas from the freezer.


Having no idea at all what I was going to make, I cut the vegetables, sprinkled the shrimp with five spice powder and ransacked the pantry for Asian condiments and aromatics.


I haven’t eaten yet because I thought I should come up and write down the recipe before I forgot what I did.  Tasted good though 🙂


Spicy Shrimp Vegetable Stir Fry with Udon

15 black tiger gambas, cleaned and split in half vertically

Five spice powder

1 red and 1 green chilli, seeded and sliced

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 inch fresh ginger, chopped

4 – 5 scallions, sliced

1/2 cup vegetable broth

4 tbsp soy sauce

6 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce

1 tsp sesame seed oil

3 tbsp peanut oil

1 bunch green asparagus, sliced into 1 inch pieces

1 red bell pepper, sliced

2 small courgettes, halved vertically then sliced

5 baby bok choy, halved vertically

Cooked udon noodles

Sprinkle the gambas with five spice powder and set aside.  In a small bowl, toss together the chillies, garlic, ginger and scallions then set aside.  Mix the broth, soy sauce, chilli sauce and sesame seed oil together and set aside.

Heat 2 tbsp of the peanut oil in a wok, add the gambas and cook for 1-2 minutes, remove and set aside.  Add the remaining tablespoon of peanut oil, the chillies, garlic, ginger and scallions, cooking until aromatic.  Add the asparagus and pepper and continue to cook for about 3 minutes.  Add the courgettes and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the bok choy and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the broth mixture, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in the gambas.

Serve with udon noodles.

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16 Responses to Spicy Shrimp Vegetable Stir Fry with Udon

  1. Karen says:

    I guess we both had a taste for stir-fry today…yours looks delicious. 🙂

  2. I hope dinner wasn’t cold by the time you finished writing down the recipe!! It looks most delicious 🙂

  3. Linda Duffin says:

    Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Jon says:

    Like the flavor profile on this dish! Sounds awesome.

  5. Yummy! Isn’t udon just the best?

  6. Michelle says:

    What’s not to like?

  7. This looks amazing! Yum!

  8. Gorgeous photos, as always, and recipe.

  9. I love the versatility of stir fry. A little of this, a little of that. Never the same twice but always yummy. Can’t wait to try yours. Thanks for writing down the recipe. 🙂

  10. I love stir-fry udon and this looks delicious!

  11. Raymund says:

    Really nice, an all in one meal. Noodles, vegetables and seafood, yum!

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