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When you have a few smart, flavor-boosting ingredients on hand, your favorite Chinese takeout is faster and lighter to make and enjoy at home. Fresh ginger and scallions dial up the store-bought black bean sauce used to dress these crispy noodles and tender stir-fried vegetables.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2018


Credit: Justin Walker

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40 mins
50 mins


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  • Add noodles to a large pot of boiling water; cook 3 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water until cool. Drain well. Spread on paper towels; let stand 10 minutes. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high. Add noodles in an even layer; cook until browned on bottom, 5 minutes. Flip; cook 4 minutes, adding 1 tablespoon oil if needed. Slide onto a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Add 2 tablespoons oil to skillet, then ginger and scallion whites; cook 30 seconds. Add broccoli and carrots; cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water; cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover; add bean sauce and cornstarch mixture. Simmer until sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar and corn; heat through. Serve over noodles, topped with scallion greens.