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spicy szechuan noodles

Recipe by
ruth thomas
Charlotte, NC

My daughter in law is from Chengdu, Szechuan. She taught me how to make these noodles. A breakfast staple there, I prefer at dinner as a side dish

yield 4 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For spicy szechuan noodles

  • 1 box
    chinese noodles
  • 1/2 c
    grape seed oil
  • 3 1/4" slice
    3 slices of ginger 1/4" need to peel
  • 1/4 c
    ground fine hot red pepper
  • 3 clove
    minced fine garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    mallah (szechuan peppers) ground fine
  • 4 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2
    scallions (white to green) thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
    crushed peanuts

How To Make spicy szechuan noodles

  • 1
    In a frying pan, pour oil in and sauté ginger and 1 whole clove of garlic for a few minutes to flavor the oil ...DO NOT let garlic brown or it will make it bitter
  • 2
    In salted water, boil the noodles and cook as per directions on bag 8-10 1 cup of the hot cooking water when draining
  • 3
    In a bowl, add soy and minced garlic
  • 4
    Pick out ginger and garlic from oil and add red pepper and mallah to oil and sauté 1 minute
  • 5
    Pour oil and cooked pepper onto bowl with soy and stir. Toss in noodles and pour hot water to help incorporate sauce
  • 6
    Top with peanuts and scallions to serve