Dan Dan Noodles (Spicy Sichuan Noodles)

Softly coated in a glistening chili oil, these tender Dan Dan Noodles are pleasantly filling and tastily rewarding to dine on. I love to quietly sit and appreciate a small bowl of these noodles with a couple of my favorite vegetable. Partner these with a steamed or blanched to perfection yu choy or bok choy vegetable for a palate cleansing green flavored nectar that spills with every bite. Treat yourself to a pleasant meal with this recipe and have left overs for a light day the next lunchtime. That is my kind of easy to prepare meal.

A simple dish full of eye appeal and delivers on satisfaction when combating the nature of hunger. Watch the video and follow the instructions below for a pleasantly satisfying Chinese inspired bowl of noodles. Like and share this or any of my recipes from my growing catalogue of meal and presentation suggestions. The pleasant experience that comes from mixing the contents of the strategically arranged bowl will generate a buzz of excitement at the table as the family enjoys another eatfoodlicious adventure.

Sauce ingredients

In a small bowl: combine all the ingredients and mix. Set aside until ready to use. Optional: double the ingredients sauce if you like more sauce.

In a medium size bowl: add ground pork.

Add soy sauce, shaoxing wine & hoisin sauce.

Mix well.

Heat the wok/pan to medium-high. Add 2 tbsp oil and wait for 30 seconds.

Add meat and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.

Add sui mi ya cai and mix.

Turn the heat down to keep warm.

Cook the fresh or dried noodles by following the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.

In the same pot: add clean water and bring to a boil. Blanch the bok choy until slightly tender.

Add sauce and arrange a balanced portion of the noodles into the middle of serving bowl. Top with blanched bok choy, cooked meat (center) & green onions.

Mix well.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Dan Dan Noodles (Spicy Sichuan Noodles)

Softly coated in a glistening chili oil, these tender Dan Dan Noodles are pleasantly filling and tastily rewarding to dine on. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories

Ingredients
  

Pork & Sui Mi Ya Cai

  • ½ lb ground pork
  • ½ cup sui mi ya cai pickled mustard greens
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste) substitute with creamy peanut sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp ground sichuan peppers to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

Serve

  • 14 oz egg noodles dry or fresh
  • 1 lb bok choy yu choy or choy sum
  • 4 green onions chopped

Instructions
 

Sauce

  • In a small bowl: combine all the ingredients and mix. Set aside until ready to use. Optional: double the ingredients sauce if you like more sauce.

Stir Fry

  • In a medium size bowl: combine ground pork, soy sauce, shaoxing wine, hoisin sauce and mix well.
  • Heat the wok/pan to medium-high. Add 2 tbsp oil and wait for 30 seconds.
  • Add meat and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add sui mi ya cai and mix. Turn the heat down to keep warm.
  • Cook the fresh or dried noodles by following the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pot: add clean water and bring to a boil. Blanch the bok choy until slightly tender.

Assemble

  • Add sauce and arrange a balanced portion of the noodles into the middle of serving bowl. Top with blanched bok choy, cooked meat (center), green onions and mix well (see photo for reference).

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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    Instant Pot Mushroom Pasta

    Rich tasting zest covered fresh parmesan cheese smothering succulent noodles in an easy to follow recipe that is fun to make. The anticipation of the combination of flavors during the preparation of a delicious meal like this is one of my favorite parts of the cooking process. My favorite thing to do is to drink in the pleasant aromas and appreciate the complex flavor profile of a well prepared meal. Mushroom slivers gently providing earth tones in a sophisticated harmony of sensations as the zest of lemon tantalizes the taste while the crisp notes of fresh parmesan finish out the experience with whispers of fruity and nutty expressions that beg for a glass of white wine.  I recommend this for a nice mid day lunch with the vino optional but highly recommended. 

    Watch this visually delicious video for a short demonstration of just how easy the instructions below are to follow. Also take a look at the suggested presentation for your consideration, in the event you are planning something that requires a bit of dress up. Like or share this or any of the recipes from my growing catalogue. Working everyday to provide meal suggestions that meet the eatfoodlicious criteria and hope you decide to follow or subscribe. This recipe demonstrates how user friendly the IP is at making vegetable broth infused noodles, that taste so delicious, you may never prepare pasta noodles with out the pressure cooker again.

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    Ingredients

    Set to sauté high. Add oil, 2 tbsp butter and wait for 1 minute or until the butter has completely melted.

    Add mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes or until brown/caramelized.

    Season with salt & pepper. Press the cancel button. Remove the mushrooms and place them in a bowl/plate. Set aside until ready to use.

    Break the noodles in half. Place half of the spaghetti noodles on the bottom. Then layer the second half of the noodles the opposite direction (perpendicular). [I used pot size spaghetti noodles]

    Pour the broth in the cooker. Use a wooden spoon/tongs to gently move the noodles around (this will prevent them from sticking together). Make sure that the noodles are submerged in the liquid.

    Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes with a 5 minutes natural release (exercise caution when releasing pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. Use tongs and mix the noodles well (this will help to loosen the noodles).

    Add cheese, heavy whipping cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, 2 tbsp butter and mix until everything is well combined.

    Add cooked mushrooms & parsley.

    Mix well

    Transfer a balnanced portion of the pasta to a plate. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese. Season with salt & pepper (to taste). Garnish with parsley.

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    Instant Pot Mushroom Pasta

    Moist tender noodles and mushrooms provide an all natural sauce of flavor in this simply easy to follow recipe.
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    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 25 mins
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
    Servings 6
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 lb spaghetti noodles
    • 1 lb mushrooms
    • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
    • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
    • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
    • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
    • 4 tbsp (divided) butter
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice about half
    • ½ tsp lemon zest
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper

    Instructions
     

    • Clean, remove the stem and slice the mushrooms.
    • Set to sauté high. Add oil, 2 tbsp butter and wait for 1 minute or until the butter has completely melted.
    • Add mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes or until brown/caramelized. Add salt & pepper. Press the cancel button. Remove the mushrooms and place them in a bowl/plate. Set aside until ready to use.
    • Break the noodles in half. Place half of the spaghetti noodles on the bottom. Then layer the second half of the noodles the opposite direction (perpendicular). [I used pot size spaghetti noodles]
    • Pour the broth in the cooker. Use a wooden spoon/tongs to gently move the noodles around (this will prevent them from sticking together). Make sure that the noodles are submerged in the liquid.
    • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes with a 5 minutes natural release (exercise caution when releasing pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. Use tongs and mix the noodles well (this will help to loosen the noodles).
    • Add cheese, heavy whipping cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, 2 tbsp butter and mix until everything is well combined. Add cooked mushrooms, parsley and mix.
    • Transfer a balanced portion of the pasta to a plate. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese. Season with salt & pepper (to taste). Garnish with parsley.

    Serve immediately and enjoy!

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      Yaki Udon (Stir Fry Udon Noodles)

      One of my personal favorite things to make for a quick and easy meal is this Yaki Udon Noodles recipe. I have eaten these noodles like these for most of my life; being brought up in a home where noodles and rice are a main staple for the table. If you look in my cabinets you will find a box of these noodles from the local grocery. The chew of a Yaki Noodle is an elegant experience that heightens the sophistication of a simple work with what you got meal. I generally have the majority of these ingredients on hand or only need to grab one or two things at the store to complete the meal. I keep some Thai peppers in the refrigerator to nibble on while I work my way through a heaping serving. This is also simple to warm up later and keeps great under refrigeration. A couple of microwaveable dishes in the fridge for a pop and go reheat meal at home or in the office.

      These noodles sit easy on the stomach but are filling at the same time. Thick delicious sauce coated noodles that burst with smooth natural flavors and are as versatile as your preferences on any given day. They basically will go well with any kinda of vegetable you got in the house. Watch the video , follow the instructions below to be on your way to yet another eatfoodlicious home cooked featured dish. Feel free to like and share this or anything from my growing catalogue of quick reference recipes with presentation suggestions.

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      Ingredients

      Cook/boil the noodles by following the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.

      In a small bowl: combine all the sauce ingredients and mix. Set aside.

      Heat the wok/pan to medium-high, add 2 tbsp oil then wait for ~30 seconds.

      Place the meat in and cook for 2 minutes or until no longer pink.

      Add mushrooms and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions becomes translucent.

      Add cabbage and cook for 1 minute.

      Place the cooked noodles in the wok/skillet.

      Pour sauce on top of the noodles and mix until well coated.

      Add green onions and mix.

      Optional: add chili oil.

      Mix well.

      Transfer to a plate/bowl.

      Serve immediately and enjoy!

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      Yaki Udon (Stir Fry Udon Noodles)

      Thick delicious sauce coated noodles that burst with smooth natural flavors and are as versatile as your preferences on any given day. 
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      Prep Time 10 mins
      Cook Time 10 mins
      Total Time 20 mins
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine Asian, Japanese
      Servings 4
      Calories

      Ingredients
        

      • 2 packs pre-cooked udon noodles vacuum-packed
      • ½ lb ground meat pork, beef, chicken, shrimp or vegan
      • 2 cups sliced napa cabbage substitute with green cabbage
      • 1 cup sliced mushrooms white, cremini, shiitake or oyster
      • 2 tbsp canola, vegetable or peanut oil
      • 3 scallions cut into 2" long
      • ½ onion sliced
      • 1-3 tbsp chili oil (to taste) optional

      Sauce

      • 2 tbsp soy sauce
      • 2 tbsp oyster sauce substitute with vegan oyster sauce
      • 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar
      • 1 tbsp mirin substitute with dry sherry or sweet marsala wine
      • 1 tsp rice vinegar substitute with white vinegar

      Instructions
       

      • Cook/boil the noodles by following the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
      • In a small bowl: combine all the sauce ingredients and mix. Set aside.

      Stir Fry

      • Heat the wok/pan to medium-high, add 2 tbsp oil then wait for ~30 seconds. Place the meat in and cook for 2 minutes or until no longer pink.
      • Add mushrooms and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onions becomes translucent. Add cabbage and cook for 1 minute.
      • Place the cooked noodles in the wok/skillet. Pour sauce on top of the noodles and mix until well coated. Add green onions and mix. [Optional: add chili oil and mix]

      Serve immediately and enjoy!

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        Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

        Not many dishes quite the sense like warm fettuccine covered in fresh made buttery Alfredo sauce. When I am enjoying this dish all the world around me seems to hold still as the flavors wash through my tastebuds like the relaxing harmony of a favorite song. The rich creamy sauce over tender filling noodles are standalone worth the time. However, if you add a nice side salad and a chilled glass of buttery Chardonnay, you have just made my favorite Sunday Brunch.  This delicious tangled plate of heaven is also a family favorite and will be a hit on any table for any occasion.

        Capture the memories of your next eatfoodlicious meal, not with pictures, but with the sweet tastes and tantalizing aromas of this well made Fettuccine Alfredo. Simply watch the short video and follow the detailed instructions and enjoy this at a table near you. Like and share this or any of my recipes from my growing catalogue. Also, leave a comment to let me know if you enjoyed this or if you just want to talk food.

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        Ingredients

        Pour broth & heavy whipping cream in the IP.

        Add garlic.

        Break the fettuccine noodles in half.

        Submerge the noodles in the sauce (gently stir to make sure all noodles are well coated). Add butter.

        Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes and do a quick release (exercise caution when releasing pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 

        Add parmesan cheese and mix until the cheese is nearly melted.

        Add Parmigiano-Reggiano and mix until the cheese is nearly melted.

        Season with salt & pepper to taste. Cover with lid for 3-4 minutes (the noodles will soak up the sauce & thickens).

        Serve with more cheese, salt & pepper.

        Enjoy!

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        Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo

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        Prep Time 5 mins
        Cook Time 10 mins
        Total Time 15 mins
        Course Main Course
        Cuisine Italian
        Servings 3
        Calories

        Equipment

        • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

        Ingredients
          

        • 8 oz Fettuccine noodles
        • 2 cups unsalted or low-sodium vegetable broth
        • 1 cup heavy whippping cream
        • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
        • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano shredded
        • 4 tbsp unsalted butter or salted butter
        • ½ tsp garlic powder
        • salt & pepper to taste

        Instructions
         

        • Pour broth, heavy whipping cream & garlic into the instant pot.
        • Break the fettuccine noodles in half and submerge the noodles in the sauce (gently stir to make sure all noodles are well coated). Add butter.
        • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes and do a quick release (exercise caution when releasing pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 
        • Mix the noodles.
        • Add parmesan cheese and mix until the cheese is nearly melted.
        • Add Parmigiano-Reggiano and mix until the cheese is nearly melted.
        • Season with salt & pepper to taste. Cover with lid for 3-4 minutes (the noodles will soak up the sauce & thickens).

        Serve with more cheese, salt & pepper. Enjoy!

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          You can double the recipe but keep the same cook time.
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          Chili Beef Noodles

          Chili Beef Noodles are a simple to prepare dish that is best served with quality ingredients. The choice of meat and noodles will have an impact on the flavor and the presentation of this meal. Once you have your ingredients follow this recipe to bring a slightly tangy version of this meal that will satisfy your appetite in a sensuously pleasing way. This hearty simple meal keeps well and is great for food prepping. Make this ahead of time and your family can simply reheat and enjoy at their convenience.

          Watch this video and follow the instructions to have succulent strips of steak nestled in tender noodles on a plate near you. Like and share this video or any of my recipes you like. Let me know if you enjoyed this meal or suggest anything you would like to get a food lovers researched and developed opinion on.

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          Tender beef, chili & onion with noodles.

          Cooked noodles (lo mein or egg)

          In a small bowl: combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Set aside.

          Clean and trim off fat from the steak. Slice the steak against the grain.

          Place the steak in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix. Let marinate for 15 minutes.

          Heat a pan up to medium-high. Add oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add marinated steak and cook for 3-4 minutes (stir frequently and separate the ingredients to help make sure they are cooking uniformly).

          Add sliced red chili peppers, minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.

          Add pre-cooked noodles.

          Add sauce. Mix everything together and cook for 2 minutes.

          Add green onions, mung bean sprouts and mix everything together until the sauce forms a nice coat over the noodles.

          Remove the pan from the heat.

          Serve immediately & enjoy!

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          Chili Beef Noodles

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          Prep Time 20 mins
          Cook Time 15 mins
          Total Time 35 mins
          Course Main Course
          Cuisine Asian, Chinese
          Servings 4
          Calories

          Ingredients
            

          Marinate

          • 1 lb steak sirloin or flank
          • 1 tbsp soy sauce
          • 1 tsp cornstarch

          Sauce

          • ½ cup water
          • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
          • 2 tbsp soy sauce
          • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
          • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
          • 1 tsp chinese five spice
          • 1 tsp cornstarch
          • ½ tsp white pepper

          Noodles & Vegetables

          • 1 lb cooked noodles (lo mein or egg)
          • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
          • 4 green onions cut into 2" long
          • 3 garlic cloves minced
          • 1-2 red chili pepper sliced

          Instructions
           

          Marinate

          • Clean and trim off fat from the steak. Slice the steak against the grain. Place the steak in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix. Let marinate for 15 minutes.

          Sauce

          • In a small bowl: combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Set aside.

          Stir-fry

          • Heat a pan up to medium-high. Add oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add marinated steak and cook for 3-4 minutes (stir frequently and separate the ingredients to help make sure they are cooking uniformly).
          • Add sliced red chili peppers, minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
          • Add pre-cooked noodles and sauce. Mix everything together and cook for 2 minutes.
          • Add green onions, mung bean sprouts and mix everything together until the sauce forms a nice coat over the noodles. Remove the pan from the heat.

          Serve immediately & enjoy!

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            Shrimp Chow Fun

            This Chow Fun recipe is a delicious dish made with flat rice noodles that are cooked to perfection with slightly crunchy vegetables, tender shrimp and dressed for the table in a mouthwatering soy based sauce. The tip presented in this recipe that has taken many attempts to perfect is how to prepare and maintain the juicy tender peak flavor of fresh shrimp. I love a good stir-fry and this popular Chinese dish, that is made with fresh ‘Chow-Fun’ noodles, will be well received by the recipients at the table.

            Watch the short video and follow the simple instructions below and repeat this eatfoodlicious experience in your home today. The flavor and texture of fresh soft wide rice noodles also goes great with your choice of beef, chicken, pork, tofu, mushrooms or almost anything you want to give a gorgeous presentation to, just follow this basic process and you will have a pleasingly delicious meal. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting. Also feel free to leave a comment because the only thing I like doing more than eating and cooking is talking about eating and cooking.

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            Serve immediately

            Marinate – In a bowl: combine shrimp, shaoxing wine, soy sauce, white pepper and mix. Marinate for 15 minutes.

            Sauce – In a small bowl: combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix.

            Carefully pull the fresh noodles apart.

            Set aside.

            Heat the pan up to medium-high. Add 2 tbsp oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook for 60-90 seconds per-side (about 80% fully cooked).

            Remove the shrimp and set aside.

            Turn up the heat to high. Add 1 tbsp oil, sliced onions and minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.

            Add fresh noodles and pour the sauce on top.

            Gently toss the noodles with the sauce until most of the rice noodles soak up the sauce (about 80%).

            Add garlic chives & mung bean sprout.

            Add shrimp

            Gently toss everything together.

            Best serve warm.

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