dan dan noodles


  • ½ lb long-life noodles or 3 packages (3 oz) Ramen noodles
  • 1 ib ground turkey or chicken
  • 3 Tbsp Ginger, mincer
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. water chestnuts, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. oil

Peanut sauce:

  • ¼ cup sherry
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. Creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

Dan Dan Noodles


  1. Make the peanut sauce by whisking together all ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles (according to package directions) in a large pot. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together turkey, ginger, garlic, and water chestnuts.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add turkey mixture and flatten it out with a spatula.  Cook until it begins to brown.  Turn meat over and brown the other side.  Turn heat down to medium and break meat is smaller chunks with a spatula. Stir in peanut sauce. Simmer until turkey is cooked through and sauce thickens.
  4. Serve sauce over noodles.  Sprinkle with Sliced green onions as a colorful garnish.