ZENB Sichuan-Style Mapo Rotini
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 13 minutes
TOTAL TIME 23 minutes
Serving Size: 193g
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ZENB Rotini Pasta
Sichuan is a Chinese province known for their hot and spicy culinary creations. ZENB Sichuan-Style Mapo Rotini recipe will transport you there without a passport. In under 30 minutes, you can enjoy this dish using ZENB Rotini Pasta while tantalizing your tastebuds. It is also a good source of protein.
- 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Rotini Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, finely ground
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 tablespoons Chinese black bean garlic sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted toasted cashews
Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1-1/2 cups pasta cooking water. Drain; keep warm.2.
Meanwhile heat oil in large deep skillet on medium-high heat until shimmering. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeño and Sichuan peppercorns. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add pork to skillet; reduce heat to medium. Cook 4-5 minutes until browned, while breaking up large chunks with a wooden spoon.3.
Add reserved pasta water, black bean sauce, sesame oil, salt & pepper to skillet. Cook 4-5 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by half. Arrange warm pasta on serving platter. Spoon pork mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with green onions and cashews before serving.
Black bean garlic sauce is a savory condiment often used for stir-frys and marinades in Chinese cooking. It’s made with a flavorful blend of salted, fermented black beans, garlic, oil and seasonings. Look for the jarred sauce in the spice aisle of a well-stocked grocery store, Asian market or online.
Sichuan peppercorns are fragrant, citrusy seed husks of a peppercorn native to China’s Sichuan region. They are available in green and red varieties, and add a tingly numbing effect in a dish. Grind Sichuan peppercorns in small batches as they lose their intensity over time. Use a mortar and pestle or process in an electric coffee grinder until finely ground before using.
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