Not Authentic Dan Dan Noodles

Okay, before anyone comes at me for this recipe, I want to make it very clear that these are not authentic Dan Dan noodles by any stretch of the imagination. But I don’t have a better name for the dish and I was inspired by traditional dan dan noodle flavors, so here we are. I make a lot of swaps that are not typical, but it is absolutely delicious and will leave that spicy, tingly taste on your tongue! This recipe came together because I had some very random ingredients I was trying to use and I was craving noodles, but wanted more ramen/asian noodle vibes versus italian. These noodles are spicy, sweet, and a bit tangy. Try it and you might love this new use for linguine!

  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Lb Linguine
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
  • 2 Tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp GoChuJang
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Crunch Oil (Optional – from Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Oil
  • 8 Garlic Cloves, Thinly Sliced
  • 4 Green Onions, Chopped in 1in Pieces
  • 1/8 Cup + 1 Tbsp Peanuts, Diced
  • Optional: 2-4 Soft Boiled Eggs

To Make:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, gochujang, chili oil, and chili crunch oil. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large pan over high heat and add in 2 tbsp peanut oil. Once hot, add the ground turkey and allow to brown for 4-5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, reduce the heat to medium and stir the turkey to continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.
  4. Once you have drained all the extra liquid, add in the sliced garlic and the sauce you made earlier. Reduce the heat to low and stir to combine well. Allow to simmer while you cook the noodles.
  5. Bring a large pot of boiling water to a boil and add the noodles. Cook the noodles for 8-10 minutes until al dente. Drain and add 1 tbsp peanut oil to the noodles to prevent sticking.
  6. Lastly, add the green onions and 1/8 cup diced peanuts to the turkey mix, stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Divide the noodles into 2-3 bowls, top with the ground turkey, soft boiled egg (if using), green onions and the remaining diced peanuts. Serve and Enjoy!

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