Unless you have chopped garlic and ginger on hand, it takes a great deal longer than 30 mins. It was however, very tasty and VERY spicy. Next time I will cut the ginger and chili paste in half and add more chili paste to taste.
Green Onion Pork Noodles
Don't let the long list of ingredients in this classic Chinese dish fool you—it's actually a super-quick recipe to throw together.
Yield: Serves 4
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 449
- Calories from fat: 36%
- Protein: 13g
- Fat: 18g
- Saturated fat: 5.2g
- Carbohydrate: 55g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Sodium: 887mg
- Cholesterol: 41mg
- 8 ounces ground pork
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
- 3 tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine, divided
- 2 teaspoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 8 ounces bean thread (cellophane) noodles*
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions, divided
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons Asian chili paste*
- 1 teaspoon black bean sauce*
- 1. In a small bowl, mix pork, 1 tbsp. each soy sauce and rice wine, and 1 tsp. sesame oil just until combined; set aside.
- 2. In another bowl, mix together remaining 2 tbsp. each soy sauce and rice wine, 1 tsp. sesame oil, the sugar, and chicken broth. Set sauce aside.
- 3. Put noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let soak 5 minutes; drain.
- 4. Heat a wok over high heat until smoking. Add vegetable oil, carefully swirling pan to coat. Add pork and stir vigorously with a large spoon to break up meat into small bits. Make a large well in center of pork. Add 1/4 cup green onions, the ginger, garlic, chili paste, and bean sauce to well; cook without stirring just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir onion mixture and pork together.
- 5. Pour reserved sauce over meat mixture. Add noodles, stirring well to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer and let sauce reduce by half, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 5 minutes.
- 6. Transfer noodle mixture to a large platter and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup green onions.
- *Find these items in the Asian foods aisle of most grocery stores.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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