We're shaking things up this week for West Wednesday! Chef Brian West is LIVE from his home and recreating some delicious Chinese dishes, including- "dry fried" green beans, "hands-folded" wontons, and spicy garlicky peanut butter noodles, with special guest, Chef Kristina Zhao, from Sichuan House!
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 “Dry-Fried” Green Beans ?????
“Dry-Fried” Green Beans ????? is a Sichuanese classic that is world famous. The green beans are “dry-fried” in a wok with minimal oil over moderate heat until wrinkled and tender; however, a quick deep fry speeds up the process. We can also roast them in the oven at 475 F for 15 minutes as a health alternative.
Ingredients: ginger, garlic, green onions, sui mi y acai (Sichuan preserved mustard greens), light soy, sesame oil
Optional: ground pork/beef or bacon, dried red chilis
 “Hands-Folded” Wontons ??
Known for their silky and slippery mouthfeel, “Hands-Folded” Wontons ?? are eaten all over China, and according to scholars, they have been around since the Western Han dynasty (206 BC – 24 AD). A Tang-dynasty source mentions 24 styles of wontons with various forms and fillings.
At Sichuan House, our original wontons are be served in a clear broth or with a drizzle of our house chili oil.
Ingredients: ginger, ground pork, egg, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, salt & pepper, green onions, wonton wrappers, favorite stock
Optional: chili oil, baby bok choy
 Spicy Garlicky Peanut Butter Noodles ??
Spicy cold noodles are a very popular snack in Sichuan and often features the “Strange Flavor” ?? profile & mix of ingredients: sweet aromatic soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, chili oil, garlic & Sichuan pepper. Oil the noodles as soon as they are cooked and spread them out to dry so they do not stick together.
Ingredients: noodles (ramen is fine), bean sprouts, cucumbers, leftover cooked chicken breast meat, sesame seeds, green onions
Sauce ingredients: peanut butter, light soy, dark soy, Chinkiang vinegar, chili oil, sesame oil, crushed ginger & garlic, Sichuan peppercorn