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Final dish of Ketchup Udon

Ketchup Udon Noodles With Seafood Sticks and Veggies (1 Year+)

Being Naomi
This dish is a great way to pack a meal with vegetables and protein. My boy loves this so I batch cook it often.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 Adult or 2-3 Toddlers

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pack Udon Noodles Vacuum pack containing fresh udon
  • 4 Seafood Sticks
  • 1 Carrot About 30g
  • 1 Small Onion About 60g
  • 5 Little Gem Leaves About 60g
  • 1 tbsp Oil Rapeseed/Sunflower or similar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup I use 'Stokes' because it has less sugar & salt

Optional:

  • 1 Drizzle of Toasted Sesame Oil

Instructions
 

Prep:

  • Onion, carrot and lettuce - finely sliced/shredded/grated. Any shape as long as they’re thin so quicker to cook
    Seafood Sticks - cut in half, roll between your hands and separate into strips
    Showing how the veg and seafood sticks should be prepared
  • Take the udon noodles out of the pack and cut into a grid of 8 (or more if you want the udon pieces smaller) and break the noodle up with your fingers
    Showing how to prepare the udon

Lets Get Cooking!

  • In a large frying pan/wok, heat the oil and fry the onions on a low heat until they start to soften. About 4 mins. Putting the lid on and letting them steam a little helps to soften them
    Step1 Fry onions
  • Add the carrot and fry for 2 mins with the lid on
    Step2 Add the carrot and fry with the onion
  • Add the seafood sticks and lettuce and fry for about 2 mins
    Step3 Add the seafood sticks and lettuce and fry
  • Add the udon and water. Turn the heat up to medium and put the lid of for 2 mins to let everything steam
  • Add the ketchup, mix well and serve!
    Step4 and 4 Add the udon, water and ketchup

Optional:

  • For more depth of flavour, add a drizzle of sesame oil at the end, mix and serve
    Final dish of Ketchup Udon

Notes

Storage:
Can be frozen as soon as it has cooled down. Consume within 3 months.
 
Tailor the dish for your baby or for adults:

Keeping It Clean  - Don’t fry the veggies with oil. Microwave them for 2 mins, add to the frying pan, then continue to follow the instructions. Instead of ketchup, use tomato puree with no salt or sugar.
 
For Adults - Add the sesame oil step at the end and a sprinkle of chilli powder/flakes for a kick.
 
Make it Vegetarian - Leave out the seafood sticks and add in some more vegetables like beansprouts, grated courgette, anything you want!
Keyword easy, ketchup, protein, quick, Udon, vegetables