John Douglas

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Tag: Cooking

Sichuan Noodles with Spicy Pork Sauce (Dan Dan Mian)

Posted on July 17, 2016  in Uncategorized, Videos, Writing


Sichuan cuisine, Szechwan cuisine, or Szechuan cuisine (/ˈsɛʃwɒn/ or /ˈsɛwɒn/;[1] Chinese: 四川菜; pinyin: Sìchuān cài or Chinese: 川菜; pinyin: Chuān cài) is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper.

First off you’ll need the following.


2 tbsp. peanut oil
3 tbsp. finely chopped ya cai (Tianjin preserved vegetable), rinsed and drained
4 oz. ground pork
3 tbsp. hong you (Sichuan red chile oil)
2 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
2 tsp. Chinkiang black vinegar
1 tsp. shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)
12 tsp. ground Sichuan peppercorns
2 scallions, finely chopped
Kosher salt, to taste

12 oz. fresh Chinese wheat noodles, or 8 oz. dried

This will serve 4 people.



Heat peanut oil in a 14″ wok over high heat. Add preserved vegetable; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pork; cook, stirring and breaking up meat into small pieces, until browned, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chile oil, soy sauces, vinegar, rice wine, ground peppercorns, and scallions; set sauce aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook noodles until tender, 7–9 minutes. Drain noodles and divide between 4 large serving bowls; divide sauce over noodles.

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Tag: Cooking

I heard you guys liked bacon.

Posted on July 25, 2015  in Videos



This might be the ultimate bacon-based recipe of all time.


You will watch this, and then you will definitely want to make this as soon as you can!  The main ingredients are the big three: bacon, potatoes, and cheddar cheese. Three powerhouses that when combined the right way will create a dish that is out of this world delicious.



You first take a pan and line it with bacon. Then you slice the potatoes very thin, layering them on top of the bacon. Next is the cheddar cheese. Now you keep repeating this bacon/potato/cheese layering until you fill up the pan. It takes about two and a half hours at 350 degrees, but the wait is definitely worth it as you will soon be smelling the mouth watering aroma of this amazing combination as it permeates throughout your home. This is perfect for cooking during a party, as your guests will be driven crazy in anticipation for this spectacular pleasure food to come out of the oven.