ICEPN TV “I’m The Chef” Cooking Contest Episode 2 “The Joshi Team of Nextage M3” Team with Recipe “Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles” on Dec 27, 2015 at Good Fortune Supermarket

Cooking Contest Host:  Lili Greene and Kelly Shao, ICEPN TV
Contest Venue:  Good Fortune Supermarket – “好运来” 超市
Contest Team: “The Joshi Team of Nextage M3” – Edison
Chef and Assistant:  Nanda Joshi and Richard Simpson
Contest Recipe:  “Szechun Dan Dan Noodles”

Contest Judge:
Milton Rivera-Rivas,   Massage and bodywork therapist and clinical nutrition and qigong and meditation teacher

Amy Liu – ICEPN TV

Next Episode: “The Unstoppable Team” by Tom Lau with Contest Recipe: “Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

“Szechun Dan Dan Noodles”

Ingredients (Servings 4-6 Units US )
• 1⁄2 lb dried Chinese egg noodles (in a pinch, linguine will work)
• 1⁄2 tablespoon dark sesame oil
• 2 teaspoons peanut oil

The sauce
• 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted, plus
• 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
• 1⁄2 clove garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon shredded fresh gingerroot
• 1 teaspoon szechuan chili paste
• 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar or 1 comparable sweetish rice vinegar
• 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce or 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 3 tablespoons minced green onions, some green tops included
• 4 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Cook the noodles until al dente, then drain and rinse with cold water; drain again and toss with the sesame oil and peanut oil.
2. Combine the sauce ingredients and correct seasoning, adding more heat if you wish.
3. Toss with the noodles and garnish with green onion and cilantro.
4. This is traditionally served cold or at room temperature.

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