Sichuan-Style Noodles

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Sichuan-Style Noodles
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This dish is one of my favorites. An inclusive, simple, all-in-one meal that harbors the taste of this fabulous cuisine. This particular recipe is from my second cookbook, Feasting with the Ancestors (Sutton Publishing, UK).

4
Servings
611
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound fresh noodles (Chinese thin noodles are best, otherwise angel hair pasta is a great option)
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Pound shredded barbecue pork, store-bought or homemade*
  • 1/2 Cup bok choy, cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 Cup snow peas
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1 Teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Chinese chile paste with garlic

Directions

Parboil the noodles in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. To make sure noodles do not stick, loosen up the noodles with chopsticks as they boil.

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the pork, bok choy, carrots, broccoli, snow peas, and onion, and stir-fry until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a platter.

Add the remaining ingredients, stirring until thickened. Add the pork and vegetables and stir well until the mixture comes to a boil. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve.

Noodle Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Noodle Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
35%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
121mg
40%
Protein
28g
55%
Carbs
74g
25%
Vitamin A
39µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
10.9%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.1%
Vitamin C
21mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
58mg
6%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
59µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
356µg
89%
Folic acid
175µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
83mg
21%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
39%
Phosphorus
352mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
631mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
44.6%
Sodium
534mg
22%
Sugars, added
0.5g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
92%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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