I am a big fan of szechuan style cooking but always felt really intimidated to attempt it.
Recently I became aware that it really is about a few key ingredients that make this dish so delicious. And although the traditional szechuan style preparation may not be as simple as the one I am demonstrating, you can still have an authentic experience at home that is quick and easy.
Sesame, chili and soy sauce give this dish a very authentic taste and you can use shrimp, chicken or beef as well as most vegetables.
If you are a fan of szechuan style dishes, give this a shot. Hard to believe that these sauces are all it takes to give this dish such an authentic and familiar dining experience but it really is quite close to the taste that most of us are used to.
You can incorporate rice noodles or serve the stir fry over plain rice.
- Shrimp (1 cup)
- Cooked Rise Noodles (1 cup)
- Vegetables (broccoli, carrots, string beans, water chestnuts – 1.5 cups)
- Soy Sauce (2 – 3 tbs)
- Sesame Oil (2 – 3 tbs)
- Sesame Seeds (1 tbs)
- Chili Garlic Sauce (1 tbs for medium hot taste)
Add sesame oil and choice of vegetables to a heated wok and stir for five minutes.
Add shrimp, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and chili garlic sauce and stir until shrimp is fully cooked.
Add cooked noodles to wok and stir for another 2-3 minutes.
chī hǎo hē hǎo!