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Spicy Sichuan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian)

 
Spicy Sichuan Noodles (Dan Dan Mian)
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A classic Chinese noodle dish, it's served in almost every Chinese restaurant in China, and every family knows how to make this easy yet delicious dish.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

25

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

½ pound ground pork
1 tablespoon soy sauce, dark
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons peanut oil
reserved from 1 cup oil for frying
¾ pound egg noodles
thin, fresh or dry
3 tablespoons garlic
finely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger
finely chopped
5 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
finely chopped
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
or, peanut butter
*
2 tablespoons soy sauce, dark
2 tablespoons hot chili pepper oil
*
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon peppercorns
roasted and ground, szechuan

Directions

Combine the pork, soy sauce and salt in a small bowl and mix well.

Heat a wok or sauté pan until it is hot.

Add 1 cup oil and deep-fry the pork, stirring with a spatula to break it into small pieces.

When the pork is crispy and dry, about 4 minutes, remove it with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Pour off the oil, leaving 2 tablespoons in the wok.

Reheat the wok and add the garlic, ginger and scallions, and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

Then add the sesame paste, soy sauce, chili oil, salt and chicken stock and simmer for 4 minutes.

Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 2 minutes if they are fresh or 5 minutes if they are dried.

Drain the noodles well in a colander.

Divide them into individual bowls or put in large soup tureen.

Ladle on the sauce.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

about 4 years

Excellent dish. This is one of my favorites when I was in China, you can find it in almost all the Chinese restaurants, it's so easy to make, and it's loaded with yumminess.

Instead of egg noodles, we served with soba noodles. Also added some shitake mushrooms to the broth during the simmering. A delicious and belly-satisfying one plate meal.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 243g (8.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 59735% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 2671mg 111%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 61g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 7% Iron 29%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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