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Curry Udon with Prawns #SoupSwappers

Here we are at the April 2020 Soup Saturday Swappers event. Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm started this event and, every month, I get a new array of soup recipes to put in my to-try pile.

This month, Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories is hosting and writes: "Make any soup with noodles of any kind." You have to love flexible prompts, especially in these times when most of the country is sheltered in place and grocery shopping is done sparingly and only when needed! Thankfully, I had everything I needed either in my pantry, my fridge, or my freezer for this creation.

Here's the line-up of noodle recipes from the #SoupSwappers...

  Curry Udon with Prawns

This was inspired by my boys' Fall Break trip to Oahu with my parents a few years ago. Curry udon was something they both loved and asked me to recreate. Done. And - best yet - this is so simple to make. We have it at least once a month now.

Ingredients serves 4 generously

  • 2 or 3 packets of udon noodles
  • water
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed
  • 1 C chopped onion
  • 1 C chopped celery
  • 1 C chopped carrots
  • 4 T soy sauce
  • 2 T curry powder
  • 1 T hot sauce (I used Sriracha)
  • 1 pound prawns, shelled and deveined (I took off the heads, but left the tails on)


In a large souppot, heat olive oil. Stir in garlic, onions, carrots, celery. Cook until vegetables beginning to soften. Stir in curry powder, soy sauce, and hot sauce. Pour in chicken broth and whisk in coconut milk until well-combined. Bring to a simmer and poach prawns until pink and opaque.

Cook the udon noodles in a large pot of boiling water, according to package directions. When al dente, drain well, rinse, and divide between 4 large bowls. 

Ladle in the curry broth and top with cooked prawns. Serve immediately.

All three boys gave this a thumbs up.


  1. This soup looks so delicious and easy to make which is also a bonus. Do you think I can omit the coconut milk? Would cream and a drop of coconut extract work?

    1. I think you could use regular cream and even skip the coconut extract. Frank can't have coconut milk, right?

  2. This sounds delicious and those plump prawns and gorgeous. Thanks for joining me!

  3. Those gorgeous prawns on top! I am saving this one to give a try soon - it sounds so comforting.

  4. This look so delicious and plum prawns makes it even more tempting!


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