Orange Udon

I really believe Udon was sent from ancient angels used to bless good children. Not really, but I do believe every pasta lover drools over a plate of Udon. Thick, soft, and easy to cook. Everything you could ever hope for in one noodle.

This sauce is for sure one of my bests. The orange is present, but the maple syrup and soy sauce really give it a unique taste that is to die for. Speaking of, it’s important that you use good grade maple syrup. Nick has always thought maple syrup and pancake syrup were the same thing. So please, if you also think this, it’s not true.

Also, I squeezed my own oranges for this sauce. It really makes a great difference, and only takes about 5 minutes longer. I bought one of the big packs of oranges in the produce section, I think it came with about 6-7 oranges and I use all of them.

I always use tofu when I make these, but when I went to put this recipe together. I forgot. Totally spaced to grab any protein. Whatever, because it’s still absolutely delicious. Just know if you are wanting to add some protein, go for it. Just add it in the skillet with the broccoli and green onions. All is good.

This is a very basic, easy recipe! No excuses to not try it. 😉

As always leave comments, show me pictures, and let me know if you all have any questions or concerns about substitutions!

Orange Udon:

1 and 1/4 cup of orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed)

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

2 tablespoons of sriracha

1 tablespoon of good maple syrup

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper

1 clove of garlic or 1 tsp of chopped garlic

1 medium head of broccoli

1 bunch of green onions, the white side chopped, and the green side cut into inch strips

28 oz of thick Udon noodles

1/2 tsp of black ground pepper

Directions:

1. Cook noodles according to packaging.

2. Add first 7 ingredients to a small pot. Cover and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Make sure your garlic is chopped finely. Watch the sauce as it will try to boil over.

3. Add broccoli, and white side of your green onions to a large, deep skillet with a tablespoon of oil. Cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat until your broccoli is bright green.

3. Add sauce, noodles, pepper, and the ‘green side’ of your green onions to your broccoli pan. Stir and cook until sauce is evaporated.

4. Top with sesame seeds and wonton strips. Enjoy!

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