Summer Spicy Sesame Noodle

夏日麻辣担担面

Summer Spicy Sesame Noodle
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Author: xiliu
Date: 6-30-11
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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This noodle dish is originally from central China, where people have that everyday for breakfast. It is easy to make, and full of flavor. Two different kinds of pepper give the noodle an unusual spicy flavor. And the crunchiness from roasted peanuts and the re-freshness from julienne cucumber make the noodle deep in flavor and perfect for summer. Sichuan pepper has an unique flavor and can't be substituted. However, you can find them in any Asian market.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoon fresh grounded Sichuan pepper
  • 3 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon sesame paste
  • 4 tablespoon coarsely chopped pickle vegetable
  • 2 tablespoon minced scallion
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 450 g fresh egg noodle
  • 1 oz julienne cucumber

Recipe Steps:

  • Heat sesame oil and vegetable oil in a small saute pan over low heat. Simmer Sichuan pepper and chili powder in the oil for 15 minute to bring out the aroma of the peppers. At the same time, preheat oven to 350F and roast peanuts in a baking sheet for 10 minutes until the color turns golden. Let cool to room temperature and then chop coarsely.
  • Mix well the sesame paste and the pepper oil mixture. Then combine pickle vegetable, 1 tablespoon minced scallions, minced garlic, sugar, chili oil, and soy sauce in a bowl then add into the sesame paste mixture. Mix well to make the sesame sauce. Divide the sauce evenly to four portions.
  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Cook the egg noodle in boiling water for 8 minutes or until al dente. Strain and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Evenly divide the cooked noodle to four portions. Mix well the sauce and noodle, let stand for 5 minutes to build the flavor. Put the julienne cucumber on the top of each portion. Sprinkle the reserved 1 tablespoon scallion and chopped peanuts on the top.

Serving Size: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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