This Udon Noodle Stir Fry is so flavorful and is ready in under 20 minutes! The entire recipe is cooked in one skillet so the clean-up is really easy too. Huge fan of that over here! The bell peppers give the stirfry great color and the jalapeno peppers give it a little spice. You can easily add extra if you’d like to turn up the heat a bit! The sauce is so flavorful and is only 4 ingredients.
Udon Noodles: I love cooking with Udon Noodles! The texture is great and they are so easy to cook – they’re ready in about 3 mins once added to the skillet
Soy Sauce: If you don’t eat soy, you can easily substitute coconut aminos instead
Hoisin Sauce: A popular sauce in asian cuisine, hoisin sauce is a thick dark sauce with a sweet and salty flavor. It can be found in the asian food aisle of regular grocery stores
Ground Turkey: you could use extra lean ground beef as well, but I think turkey is a nice lean option for this recipe
Fresh ginger: the ginger really adds flavor to this recipe, if you don’t have any on hand, you can use ground ginger instead
How to Make The Spicy Udon Noodle Stirfry
Turkey: Place turkey in skillet and use a spatula to break it up as it cooks. It doesn’t have to be completely cooked through when you add the veggies because it will continue to cook
Chopping the jalapenos: Have you ever touched chopped jalapenos with your bare hands and then accidently rubbed your eye? Not fun! When I chop jalapenos I use a fork in one hand and the knife in another. I cut the jalapeno in half (length wise), then once more length wise, and then with the knife (still holding it down with the fork) I remove the inside flesh and seeds. I then chop it into little pieces. Don’t touch the jalapeno with your hands – thank me later!
The Sauce: the sauce is only 4 ingredients which makes it easier to whip up! I use a whisk to make sure it’s consistently mixed since the hoisin sauce has a pretty thick consistency
Cooking the noodles: You can put the noodles right in the same skillet as everything else, which makes clean up so much easier. When you put the block (or blocks) of noodles into the skillet, try to move the other ingredients out of the way so they heat up quickly. After about a minute, flip the block over, let sit for another minute so they soften. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, break up the noodles and stir in other ingredients.
Fresh basil: I like to add this towards the end of cooking so that the basil isn’t completely wilted. It adds such good flavor and color!
Finish it off: Depending on how spicy you like your food, add 1/4-1/2 tbsp of red chili’s to each serving, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion
1 lb extra lean ground turkey Sauce: Toppings:
14 oz udon noodles
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, ripped
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 lb extra lean ground turkey