Saturday, January 1, 2011

Noodles and Broccoli with Spicy Black Bean Sauce

I love pasta...this dish is spicy and very good

12 oz noodles  (I used 6oz's of soba noodles)
3 cups broccoli florets
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 medium sweet onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
3 tbsp black bean sauce
3 tbsp tamari
1/2 tsp hot chili sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
1/4 cup chopped cashews, for garnish

Cook the noodles until tender. During the last few minutes of cooking add the broccoli to lightly cook. Drain well, rinse with cold water. Transfer into bowl and toss with the sesame oil.
Heat the grapeseed oil over medium heat in skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic, ginger and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the black bean sauce, tamari, chile, and water. Simmer 30 seconds. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir to thicken. Add the cooked noodles and broccoli and toss to coat with sauce. Heat through, sprinkle with cashews and serve.

Very GOOD and spicy!!!

The Black Bean Sauce I used.


  1. I've never used the black bean sauce... but with the other ingredients... it sounds like my kind of dish! Yum!

  2. My daughter and I couldn't stop eating it. It was great!! I need to find other recipes with black bean sauce now since I opened up the jar :)