Sichuan-style Spicy Cumin American Lamb Noodles

Prep Time

1 hr

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

1 hr 30 min



Sichuan Style Spicy Cumin American Lamb Noodles in a bowl with chopsticks resting on the rim


  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless American Lamb loin chops, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 heads baby bok choy, sliced
  • 1/2 pound flat lasagna noodles
  • 3 tablespoons chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add Sichuan peppercorns, cumin and coriander; toast, shaking pan occasionally, until spices are fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove spices to a mortar and pestle; coarsely grind and set aside. Toss lamb with spice mixture and black pepper; let marinate for at least 1 hour. 

In a large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, add oil; heat through. Add garlic, shallots and ginger; sauté until shallots are tender, about 4 minutes. Add lamb; cook, stirring occasionally until browned, about 6 minutes. Add bok choy; remove from heat. 

In a large pot of boiling water over medium-high heat, cook noodles until tender, about 7 minutes. 

In a small bowl, whisk together chili oil, rice wine, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper flakes.  

Add noodles and sauce to the lamb; toss to combine. Toss with green onion and cilantro; 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

raw lamb pieces on a cutting board with cleaver and bowl of spices
bowl of sichuan lamb noodles; chosticks dangling a piece over the bowl
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