If you love spicy food, then you are in for a treat! Szechuan sauce is made with ample amounts of garlic and chili peppers, mixed with spicy Sichuan peppers. The flavor is typically used in Chinese dishes and is a perfect addition if you’re looking for to spice up some of your own recipes or looking for new ones.
Each of these 10 delicious tasty recipes from our Food Monster App feature Szechuan sauce. Enjoy!
1. Schezwan Baby Potatoes
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Schezwan potatoes are a delectable, hot and tangy Indo-Chinese dish. These Schezwan Baby Potatoes from Freda Diasare tender baby potatoes are baked (or fried if you’re feeling decadent) golden brown, tossed in a fiery, homemade Schezwan sauce, and then served over a bed of rice or a bowl of hakka noodles. This is a quick, simple meal that will nourish you while helping you stay within your food budget.
2. Schezwan Hot and Sour Soup
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This Schezwan Hot and Sour Soup from Mark Reinfeld is considered a regional dish in both Mandarin and Szechuan cuisines. The hot comes from chile pepper and the sour comes from vinegar. Paired with stir fry or other Chinese-inspired mains and sides, this stand-out soup is perfect for chilly weather.
3. Szechuan Tofu with Soba Noodles
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Airy silken tofu cubes are lightly coated, fried, and tossed onto a bed of soba noodles. This Szechuan Tofu with Soba Noodles from Sarah Gory is flavored with the unique taste of Szechuan peppercorns, a spicy aromatic with lemon undertones. The nuttiness of the noodles, and the brightness of the coriander tie this entree together.
4. Noodles with Veggies and Spicy Szechuan Sauce
These noodles with veggies and spicy Szechuan peanut sauce are simple to make and absolutely delicious! These Noodles with Veggies and Spicy Szechuan Sauce from Molly Patrick is plant based dish is quick to prepare and will become a fast favorite to add to your plant based, oil free rotation.
5. Szechuan Spiced Carrot Fettuccine
Who says pasta needs to be heavy and beige-colored? This Szechuan Spiced Carrot Fettuccine from Anupama Paliwal is light, vibrant, mouthwatering, spicy, flavorful, and energizing! The carrots are slightly crunchy and truly elevate in flavor when paired with the Szechuan sauce, veggies, and zesty tahini garlic paste. It’s a bowl of spicy goodness with some tomato ketchup added for tang and sweetness.
6. Spicy Szechuan Noodles
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Indo-Chinese food has a myriad of offerings that will titillate your taste buds. However, nothing can compete with the taste of noodles cooked in spicy Szechuan sauce. These Spicy Szechuan Noodles from Jyothi Rajesh are simple, delicious, and very easy to make.
7. Szechuan Zoodles
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These Szechuan Zoodles from Stacey Isaacs are healthy, easy, and delicious. The buckwheat noodles and zucchini noodles are tossed in a fiery peanut sauce that is to die for. Plus this recipe makes a large portion so this is a great dish to share with your friends.
8. Szechuan Eggplant in Garlic Sauce
Szechuan eggplant is a famous Chinese dish that’s traditionally prepared by deep-frying eggplant strips in a sticky, garlic-ginger sauce. This recipe does it a little differently by sautéeing the eggplant in the sauce with molasses added to give it that glossy, deep-fried look, so you can enjoy the same taste without all the oil. Serve this Szechuan Eggplant in Garlic Sauce from Michelle Blackwood over a bed of rice, so you don’t miss a single drop of garlic sauce.
9. Szechuan Citrus Green Beans
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These spicy Szechuan Citrus Green Beans from Natalie Yonan are the perfect side to any Chinese dish. Fresh green beans are blanched, allowing them to retain their texture, then tossed with sesame oil, fresh herbs, and ground Szechuan pepper. They’re crisp and sweet, with just the right amount of bite!
10. Spicy Sichuan Eggplant
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It’s not a secret that eggplants paired with spicy sauce is delicious. This Spicy Sichuan Eggplant from Anita Jacobson is no different. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a delicious Chinese dish in minutes. This recipe uses Asian style eggplant, which has a brighter purple and is much more slender than U.S. eggplants, but any eggplant will do. Pair with rice and vegetables to complete the meal.
Looking for more Chinese recipes? Check out these 15 Egg-less Veggie Fried Rice recipes and these 15 Classic Chinese Take-Out Dishes Made Vegan! They’re perfect if you want to make your own Chinese dishes at home or even share with friends. And don’t forget, Chinese food makes a delicious lunch, as well. Feel free to make these ahead of time and take them for lunch the next day!
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