Dan Dan NoodlesSubmitted by: STALEAN
IntroductionI created this dish in hopes of recreating P.F. Chang's Dan Dan Noodles. You can increase the spices to your taste. I like my version better than the original--I hope you do too. I created this dish in hopes of recreating P.F. Chang's Dan Dan Noodles. You can increase the spices to your taste. I like my version better than the original--I hope you do too.
1 egg white, slightly beaten
6 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
9 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
Private Selection Far East Asian Grinder, to taste
3 teaspoons, Lee Kum Kee chili-garlic sauce, divided
16 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, coarse mince
2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup green cabbage, shredded
1//4 cup sliced water chestnuts, cut into matchstick style
8 ounces sugar snap peas
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup unpacked dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon roasted red chili paste
1 1/2 cups fresh bean sprouts, rinsed and dried
1/2 cup crushed roasted peanuts
8 ounces dry buckwheat soba noodles, cooked according to package directions
Meanwhile, prepare vegetables and sauce. For sauce, in a measuring cup, mix together 1 cup chicken broth, 6 tablespoons soy sauce, brown sugar, 4 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 teaspoons chili-garlic paste, and roasted red chili paste; set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Sauté the marinated chicken mince until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Remove cooked chicken from wok to a bowl; set aside.
Wipe out wok and add 1 tablespoon peanut oil. Heat over high heat and add garlic, cabbage, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, and green onions; sauté for 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add reserved sauce mixture and chicken mince to sautéed vegetables. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is thickened and shiny.
Place cooked noodles into a serving dish. Spoon chicken-vegetable mixture over top the noodles; garnish with bean sprouts on one side and crushed peanuts on the other. Toss together when serving. Bean sprouts will slightly cook from the heat of the chicken-noodle mixture.
Serves 8 evenly divided portions
* May use your own selection of noodles, e.g. angel hair, linguine, or udon.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STA8LEAN.