October 30, 2019

Sichuan Lamb Noodles


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Sichuan American Lamb Noodles plated with chopsticks and sauce


  • 1 (6- to 8-ounce) package noodles of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 pound American Lamb shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Bundle of cilantro and mint


Cook noodles according to package instructions; set aside. 

In a skillet or wok on medium-low heat, toast cumin, coriander and Sichuan peppercorn seeds 2 to 3 minutes. Add oil, garlic and ginger; stir 2 to 3 minutes. Add lamb; stir until cooked throughout. Add green onions, red onions and cabbage; mix until everything is combined. Add soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, white pepper and sugar; let flavors combine for about 5 minutes. 

Pour in cooked noodles; adjust with noodle water if needed and gets too thick. Mix until sauce is incorporated throughout the noodles. Remove from heat, toss in cilantro and mint, do a light mix and serve.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

sichuan noodles plated
sichuan noodles in a skillet
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