Vegetable Spicy Garlic Bean Curd Noodles

RisaG 06-25-99 5:57 PM

Spicy Garlic Bean Curd Noodles:

* Exported from MasterCook *

Spicy Garlic Noodles

Recipe By : adapted from A Spoonful of Ginger by Nina Simonds, p. 200
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chinese Noodle Dishes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 lb bean curd noodles
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp canola oil or corn oil
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp hot chile paste -- or more to taste
1 1/2 leeks, cleaned and ends trimmed -- cut in thin 2" shred
2 tbsp rice wine or sake
3 cups bean sprouts -- rinsed & drained or 1 cup carrots --julienned 1 cup red bell pepper -- shredded

Garlic Dressing
1/2 cup soy sauce
5 1/2 tbsp rice wine or sake
2 1/2 tbsp garlic -- minced
2 1/2 tsp sugar

Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil, add bean curd noodles, and blanch for 1 minute. Drain in a colander and set aside.

Toast sesame seeds until golden in a dry frying pan over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Set aside.

Heat a wok or heavy skillet until hot, add oils, and heat until hot.

Add hot chile paste and stir about 10 seconds, then add leeks and toss to coat them.

Add rice wine or sake and stir-fry over high heat for 1-1/2 minutes, until just tender.

Add bean sprouts (or carrots and bell peppers) and toss lightly for 30 seconds.

Add premixed Garlic Dressing and bean curd noodles. Toss lightly over high heat until heated through.

Remove and spoon onto a platter.

Sprinkle sesame seeds over top.

Serve hot or room temperature.

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