How do you optimize Sichuan (Chengdu) Fermented Chili Bean Paste (豆瓣酱)?
The obvious application -- for me, at least -- is Sichuan Dan Dan Mien.
But I'm always open to other, more creative, suggestions.
I was tempted to make ice cream out of it, but my better half talked me out of it.
Your ideas are welcomed ...
Wrong season for this, my favourite recipe for douban jiang is cold noodles with bitter gourd (Goya)
4 tablespoons dashi (or stock of your choice
)2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon Pixian chili bean paste.
Combine and use to dress noodles and combination of chikuwa/fish cake, bitter gourd and fresh tomato. Chilled, this is my perfect summer meal for a hot day.