This Szechuan noodles recipe is yet another delicious Asian noodle dish. Whenever I am looking for something quick and easy to prepare, I usually turn to Asian recipes. This pasta dish consists of noodles are tossed with stir-fried steak and a spicy sauce. If you do not want to use steak you could replace it with chicken, pork or shrimp. You could also just leave the meat out completely if you would prefer. Most of the flavor in this recipe comes from ingredients such as garlic, ginger, sesame oil and hoisin sauce. The spice comes from crushed red pepper flakes; you will want to add more or less of them depending on how spicy you like your food to be. For the noodles you can use pretty much whatever type you prefer such as vermicelli, spaghetti or linguini. If you are looking for a delicious Asian noodle dish, give this one a try. Enjoy.
1lb flank steak
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¾ cup beef broth
½ cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
8 ounces vermicelli (cooked)
½ cup sliced green onions
Step 1: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add vermicelli and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. While the noodles are cooking, slice steak against the grain thinly into strips. In a large wok or skillet heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add the sliced steak and stir fry for about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Combine cornstarch and beef broth and whisk until smooth. Stir the beef broth mixture, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce into the pan with the steak. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about 1 minute or until the mixture is thick and bubbly.
Step 3: Toss the steak and sauce mixture with the cooked hot noodles. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.
(Makes 4 Servings)