Pan-Seared Sichuan Shrimp with Mung Bean Noodles

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:


  • 6 Ounce dried mung bean noodles or vermicelli
  • 3 Tbsp Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 0.33 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 4 large scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn
  • ground Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 Pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1.5 tsp chili oil


1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. In a large bowl, cover the mung bean noodles with warm water and let stand until pliable, about 5 minutes. Drain the noodles and cut them into 4-inch lengths. Boil the noodles until tender but still chewy, about 25 seconds. Drain and return the noodles to the pot. Rinse twice under cold water and drain; let stand in the colander.

2. Season the shrimp with salt, white pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the Sichuan peppercorns. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil until shimmering. Add the shrimp and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until pink on the outside and white within, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.

3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the skillet and heat until shimmering. Stir in the scallions and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the mung bean noodles, soy sauce, vinegar, chile oil and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of Sichuan peppercorns and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and season with salt and white pepper. Transfer to shallow bowls and serve right away.