Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

  • Preparation time:
  • 12 min
  • Total time:
  • 25 min
  • Makes:
  • 4 Servings
Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

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Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Mild and good for slurping, these noodles are a DIY meal—let them take what they want, leave what they don't.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp canola oil , divided
  • 2 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp hot-pepper flakes
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 cups homemade or sodium free chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp ground Sichuan peppercorn , (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch , mixed with 1 tbsp water
  • 12 oz dried chow mein noodles , or spaghetti
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts

Directions

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok or large skillet on high. Add ginger, garlic and chili flakes and fry for 30 sec. or until fragrant. Add pork, stirring to break up lumps, and fry for 4 min or until lightly browned.
  • Add chicken stock, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, peanut butter and peppercorns, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 4 min or until reduced. Stir in cornstarch mixture, and boil until just thickened.
  • Cook noodles in boiling salted water according to package directions until al dente. Drain and toss with remaining 1 tbsp canola oil.
  • Place noodles in a serving bowl and pour pork and sauce overtop. Sprinkle with carrots, onions and peanuts.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 810
  • Protein
  • 39 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74 g
  • Fat
  • 39 g
  • Fibre
  • 8 g
  • Sodium
  • 599 mg
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