Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Easy Hoisin Pork Noodles

If all you have is 15 minutes in a day, use it to make something nutritious and healthy without reaching for that bag of chips or ramen for a quick lunch. All you need is some noodles (any kind), pork tenderloins and a bag of frozen peas. Scrumptious P.F.Chang worthy Chinese noodles in just 15 minutes (well actually, I think it's better than P.F.Chang's pseudo-Chinese food, take that!).

Easy Hoisin Pork Noodles
Serves 1

3 oz noodles (I used chow mein noodles, but you can use linguine or any kind of flat noodles)
1/4 cup frozen peas
2 oz pork tenderloin, sliced
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
2 tbsp Hoi Sin sauce
Dash of white pepper.

If your pork tenderloin is frozen, defrost it quickly in the microwave and slice into thin strips. Meanwhile, boil water for cooking the noodles. In a skillet, heat 1/2 tbsp of oil. Toss in garlic and pork. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes.

Cook the noodles according to directions. Add in ginger to pork in skillet. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add in Hoisin sauce and white pepper. Add two tablespoons of water to pork, cover and set to medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

Drain cooked noodles. Add in peas to pork mixture. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn heat up. Toss in noodles to skillet. Quickly coat noodles with pork mixture, turn heat off and serve with chili sauce on the side.


Anonymous said...

i may sound like an idiot but i've never had hoisin sauce with noodles?! what a fab idea. thanks.

Anonymous said...

The white udon noodles would be really nice in this dish too. YUM! Thanks!