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Bay Lobster Dan Dan

Serves 4 | Prep time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients –

Wheat noodles or Hokkien style noodles – cooked as per instructions
4-6 Bay Lobster tails
1 Clove garlic – minced
1cm Ginger – minced
1 Cucumber – julienned
Peanuts – crushed
2 Spring onions – finely sliced
1tbsp Butter
1tsp Szechuan peppercorns – ground
4tbsp Crispy Chilli oil
2tbsp Light soy sauce
1tsp Chicken stock powder
1tbsp Sesame oil
2tbs Chinkiang vinegar
2tbsp Chinese sesame paste – If you don’t have access to this, substitute with tahini
1tbsp Peanut butter – the dark roast is ideal

Method –

  1. Combine the chilli oil, soy sauce, chicken stock, sesame oil, vinegar, sesame paste and peanut butter. Set aside.
  2. Slice the Bay Lobster tails and fry on a low heat in a small pan with a tablespoon of butter, the garlic, ginger and szechuan pepper for about 1 minute or until JUST cooked. Remove from the heat and pour the sauce over the Bay Lobster. The residual heat will warm the sauce.
  3. Add the noodles to the pan and toss through the bug and sauce.
  4. Serve immediately and garnish with cucumber, crushed peanuts and the finely sliced spring onions.