Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dan Dan Noodles? Yeah Yeah!

I won't bore you with the details, but this dish rocks! It is udon noodles with a spicy peanut sauce; topped with cilantro, lime, green onions and fried tofu.

The hardest part is making the tofu, but that's probably because that's the part that I get to do. Cut the tofu up into triangles, dredge in cornstarch, then fry it up. Add a secret glaze and continue cooking. It is so good! Crisp on the outside, soft and silky on the inside; nice.

Here's another view in case you think I'm just using brown marshmallows to fool you:

By the way, the obvious question is, how to make the sauce. Well I don't know, but I'll let you know when I can find the sauce of the sauce.

UPDATE 03/02/09: Please see comment below for full recipe. Thanks to our contributor for finishing up this post!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The sauce - you will need a counter full of ingredients but TOTALLY worth the effort.

1/4 cup peanut oil
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 jalapeño, minced
1 small garlic clove, halved
One 1/4-inch slice of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Sriracha chile sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
12 ounces udon or chow mein noodles. Cucumber matchsticks, sliced scallions, chopped cilantro, sesame seeds and lime halves, for garnish
1.In a food processor - add the jalapeño, garlic and ginger and process until minced. Add the soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, Sriracha, sugar and sesame oil and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt.
2.In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the noodles per package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water; pat dry. Toss the noodles with the dressing and mound in serving bowls; top with the garnishes and serve.