Sichuan-Style Spicy Cumin American Lamb Noodles


June 21, 2022

Recipe provided by Sichuan-Style Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles - Cooking with Cocktail Rings, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Sichuan-style Spicy Cumin American Lamb Noodles | American Lamb).


2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Coriander seeds

1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns

1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper

1 lb Boneless American lamb loin chops, thinly sliced

1/4 cup Canola oil

1 tbsp Ginger, grated

6 cloves Garlic, chopped

2 Shallots, thinly sliced

4 heads Baby bok choy, sliced

1/2 lb Flat lasagna noodles

2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine

3 tbsp Chili oil

1 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes

2 tsp Soy sauce

1 tbsp Dark brown sugar

1/4 cup Green onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped


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

2Heat a large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, add the canola oil and heat through. Add the ginger, garlic and shallots and sauté until the shallots are tender, about 4 minutes. Add the lamb and cook, stirring occasionally until browned, about 6 minutes. Add the bok choy and remove from heat.

3Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the noodles and cook until tender, about 7 minutes.

4In a small bowl whisk together the rice wine, chili oil, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Add the noodles and the sauce to the lamb and toss to combine. Top with green onion and cilantro and serve.