*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                CHINESE: SZECHWAN NOODLES WITH GREEN ONIONS
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side Dish                        Chinese
                 Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         Chinese noodles (not canned)
    3 1/2  tablespoons   Dark brown sesame oil
    3 1/2  tablespoons   Soy sauce
    2      tablespoons   Rice vinegar
    2      tablespoons   Granulated sugar (or to -- taste)
    1      teaspoon      Hot chili oil (or to taste)
    6                    Green onions -- sliced finely
           on            the bias -- divided
                         Black sesame seeds -- optional
                         Fresh cilantro -- oprional
      1/4  cup           BBQ pork -- optional
 
 Bring a generous amount of unsalted water to a boil.
 Add the noodles (all at once) for approximately 2 minutes, or until al dente (t
 oothy but firm). Use chopsticks or two wooden spoons to separate noodles as the
 y cook. Do not overcook.
 
  Empty noodles into a large colander, then immediately flush with cold running 
 water until cool.  Shake off excess water and drain for 15 to 30 minutes.
 
  Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and chili oil; mix well. Pour ov
 er noodles and use your hands to evenly distribute seasoned sauce. Work careful
 ly so noodles don[t break.  Gently spread sauce over each strand and allow the 
 noodles to fully absorb sauce before eating.
 
  Add all onions except 2 tablespoons.  Toss and mix to evenly distribute the on
 ions.  Garnish with remaining onions, sesame seeds and cilantro, if desired.
 
  Noodles taste best if they are allowed to sit and the flavors meld for a few h
 ours before serving.
 
  Serve refrigerated and cold, or at room temperature.
 
  219 calories based on ten servings.
 
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