Yakisoba (焼きそば) is a Japanese stir fried noodle dish. Despite the fact that the name includes "soba" it is commonly made with ramen style noodles rather than with soba noodles. I have made yakisoba with soba noodles and they also work well. The noodles are stir fried in a yakisoba sauce with meat and vegetables. Yakisoba sauce, like tonkatsu sauce, is a Japanese sauce that is similar to Worcestershire sauce and HP sauce. I was able to find some yakisoba sauce at a nearby Japanese grocery store. The meat can be pork, beef, chicken, etc. This time I though I would try shrimp. The vegetables are commonly cabbage, onions, carrots, etc. One of the reasons that I like this dish is that it is great for using up those extra vegetables in my fridge. I also like this dish because it is quick and it tastes good. This dish reminds me of eating yakisoba in Japan when I was there on vacation.
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 onion (sliced)
1 carrot (shredded)
2 leaves cabbage (sliced)
1/4 green pepper (cut into bit sized pieces)
1/4 red pepper (cut into bit sized pieces)
1/4 pound shrimp (shelled)
1 serving ramen noodles (cooked)
2 tablespoons Yakisoba Sauce
1 green onion (sliced)
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add the carrot, cabbage, green pepper, red pepper and shrimp and saute until the shrimp is cooked, about 2 minutes per side.
4. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
5. Add the noodles and yakisoba sauce and fry for a few minutes.
6. Place the yakisoba on a plate and top with the shrimp, green onions and sesame seeds.
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