Dan Dan Noodles

Versatile, you can use any ground meat you prefer and make a healthy version.
A simple dish, which could become an elegant starter
Simple & so tasty

Add half the scallions and saute in a little vegetable oil. Add the remaining half at the last minute, for a fresh and crunchy texture.

500 Gr. Mince pork, beef or chicken
2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoon Sichuan Pepper
1 Tablespoon Soja Sauce
1 Tablespoon Chinese Shaoxing Cooking Wine
3 Scallions finely chopped
250 Gr. Dried Chinese Wheat Noodles or Udon Noodles

Spicy Sauce
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Srirasha Sauce or Chilli Oil
1 Tablespoon Chinese Black Vinegar
2 Teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce
1/4 Teaspoon Sugar

Toast the Sichuan peppercorns in a dry frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and smoke starts to appear.
Using a mortar and pestle, grind to a fine powder and set aside.

Make the spicy sauce by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl.
Heat the frying pan with the oil and cook the meat over high heat. Leave it to cook for 4 minutes until golden brown.
Sprinkle the peppercorn powder and the soy sauce with the vinegar and mix well.

Cook your noodles for 3-4 minutes – Scoop out 1 cup of the noodle cooking water and mix it into the spicy sauce. Divide the spicy sauce among serving bowls.

Drain the cooked noodles and divide among the serving bowls.
Top the noodles with the pork mixture and with spring onions. You can also add some cilantro.
Make a large portion… it is wonderful the following day..

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