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Dan dan noodles is a classic Chinese Sichuan dish featuring a spicy sauce served over noodles. 

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2009

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Tiffany Vickers

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook noodles in 6 quarts boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid. Place noodles in a large bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add peanuts to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Combine peanut mixture, soy sauce, and next 4 ingredients (through ginger) in a mini chopper; process until finely ground.

  • Cook pork and salt in skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Add peanut mixture and 3/4 cup cooking liquid to pork; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add pork mixture, juice, and onions to noodles; toss well. Place about 1 3/4 cup noodle mixture in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 5 tablespoons cucumber and 1 tablespoon cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

541 calories; fat 17.2g; saturated fat 3.5g; mono fat 8.2g; poly fat 4.2g; protein 31g; carbohydrates 66.1g; fiber 3.9g; cholesterol 43mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 914mg; calcium 54mg.
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