Mmm. great recipe, thanks! Note: Sichuan/Szechuan peppercorns aren't like red pepper flakes, but instead a lot more like whole black peppercorns (though by no means related). You'll find Sichuan peppercorns in almost any Asian market, or online. Be cautious, they pack a mouth-numbing punch and will not be consumed raw.
I couldn't find szechuan hot chili flakes both in my local supermarkets, so substituted regular red pepper chili flakes which appeared to be effective. I adopted advice of others and stuck to two teaspoons instead of tablespoons. Where are people finding szechuan chili flakes. I should consider using a niche store the next time.
BEWARE - the chili flake measurement with this recipe is off by a great deal. It was my very first time causeing this to be. Generally basically'm trying a recipe the very first time, I abide by it exactly, make notes on my small recipe modify it next time I allow it to be. However this implies two tablespoons of chili flakes. I prepare lots of Asian dishes and I have not used much in a single dish before. I work in two to at least one tablespoon. It had been still so spicy we wound up tossing it. I had been pretty bummed since i used my first pound of garden beans about this dish. After dinner I made the decision to find information about similar recipes to find out if Now i am an enormous wimp (that we'm not, we like spice within this house!) or maybe it had been only a giant typo. The many other recipes I've discovered that have a similar exact ingredients demand 1/2 TEASPOON of chili flakes. The dish has potential so I'll be giving it a go again, however with 1/sixth from the chili flakes it initially requires.