Szechuan Noodles Recipe

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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.
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Ingredients:

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

Cooking Instructions:
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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)

       

10 Responses to “Szechuan Noodles Recipe”

  1. Trisha — January 2, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    I wish you had a Pinterest button:)

  2. Hilary — January 3, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    @Trisha-You can download a Pin It button for your tool bar where you can pin whatever you want! Cheers :)

  3. Apurva — January 3, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Do you think carrots and beans will go well with the rice ?

  4. Bobby — January 3, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    Trisha- A Pinterest button will be available on here soon. Thanks.

    Apurva- I am not sure what you mean exactly. I do think carrots and beans would go well with this recipe, but there is no rice in this recipe.

  5. uwa gatavo — March 3, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    Really good recipe! Thank You!

  6. Jin — March 31, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    *Sichuan! Hahaha sorry, the asian/chinese in me is bothered by this, but I guess different people spell things differently, like colour and color. But try adding peanut butter into this (: Trust me

  7. afracooking — April 20, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    I love dishes like this: so simple and so full of flavour!!

  8. lacey — April 25, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    I cant find hoisin sauce in my town. what could i use instead. oyster sauce perhaps?

  9. Bobby — April 26, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    lacey – I would say that you could use oyster sauce but it will have a different flavor. I don’t know of any good substitute for hoisin sauce. If you do try it with oyster sauce, please let everyone knows how it turns out. Thanks.

  10. Jeff — June 14, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Wonderful recipe Bobby! It was so good that I had to post about my experience making your recipe, with my own horrible pictures. :) Don’t worry though, I linked back to you about 76 times…okay a couple, because you deserve all of the props! Thanks again and cheers!

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