Noodles with Roast Pork and Almond Sauce

  • daneanp Posted: 11/17/09
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    I couldn't find almond butter and so I substituted some low fat crunch peanut butter instead. The family LOVED it. The pork could easily be substituted with chicken or shrimp. Next time I will add some veggies...broccoli or pea pods. Quick, easy, delicious. I am definitely adding this to our weeknight staple recipes list.

  • PeeWeeX Posted: 10/13/09
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    I made this with some chicken I roasted for meals later in the week. I also used peanut butter and whole wheat linguine. It was great. I did need a little more pasta water than called for to get the right consistency - probably because of the peanut butter substitution. Next time, I'll use more of the other ingredients in the sauce also to balance the peanut butter better since almond butter is a milder flavor. Made the side dish with tangerines rather than oranges because I had them in house. It was the right sweet to balance the spicy chili sauce.

  • kcnkate Posted: 09/30/10
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    A very good, very quick dinner. Left out the mint and used a mix of crunchy and creamy peanut butter instead of almond butter. Also, I thinly sliced the pork instead of shredding it. A huge hit!

  • jltarantola Posted: 01/08/10
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    This was a fantastic weeknight dish! It tasted like something you would get at a Thai restaurant. I followed the recipe, except for using cilantro instead of mint, and added about 1/2 cup of edamame. Yum!

  • macyjoliemom Posted: 10/01/09
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    Really liked this recipe. It was quick and, except for the almond butter, used ingredients I had in the house. The mint really made this dish outstanding. It was an unexpected flavor, but very tasty. Next time I would probably use peanut butter and chicken breast. The almond butter was a bit gritty, and I usually don't like pork tenderloin cooked as well done as necessary to shred it. Served with the honey oranges which were great.

  • MarshaStPo Posted: 10/24/09
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    I may have put too much sauce with the pasta, but we didn't like it at all. I have had great success with all Cooking Light recipes. This one just didn't work for us.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 02/21/11
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    Great recipe! The only modification I made was to add 1 thinly sliced fresh red bell pepper to the dish. I used homemade almond butter to save some money and it worked out great. This would also be a delicious cold noodle dish. I will definitely make this again!

  • barefootmom Posted: 10/13/09
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    I was very intrigued with this recipe when I first saw it and decided to make it the same night. I'm typically tempted to make modififications, but opted to follow this exactly as directed. Am I ever glad I did! This was a VERY tasty dish. The family loved it and as my husband said, "It's a keeper!"

  • lwright Posted: 02/13/10
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    This recipe was a hit with my family. I forgot to save pasta water so I heated up about a cup of skim milk to add to sauce. I also cut back a little on soy and Rice Vinegar. Made 1 1/4 box of pasta and 4 X the sauce recipe.

  • Maricela Posted: 10/11/09
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    This is a great recipe we all love it, it was easy to prepare, delicious and better of all very healthy. Highly recommended!

  • FencerMom Posted: 10/12/09
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    The entire family loved this recipe - particularly my husband. It has just enough spice and we really liked the almond butter for a change from peanut butter.

  • Sheltiereatta Posted: 10/28/09
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    I made this recipe tonight using leftover pork from "Slow cooker Char Siu Pork Roast". Everyone in the family liked this recipe and we decided it deserved a 3, which is the hightest rating I give to recipes. the almond butter was a very nice change from using peanut butter, especially if you have someone who has an allergy to peanuts. The sauce was delicious! I made one change to the sauce, I left out the 2T pasta water as I felt that there would be enough water clinging to the pasta to thin the sauce. I was very glad that I didn't add the water as the sauce would have been too thin and would not have clung to the pasta. I served Fiery Asian Slaw from "Crispy Skin Salmon with Fiery Asian Slaw". I would served this to comany for a light supper.

  • janemoranwhite Posted: 02/14/10
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    The flavors combined well and made for a very satifying meal. My husband loved it and requested that I make it often. I left the mint out.

  • TheKitchenWitch Posted: 01/02/10
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    This meal was a hit at my house. I will definitely be making it again.

  • LittleLimes Posted: 12/13/10
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    We loved this recipe. Didn't change a single thing, though the recipe said we could swap the almond butter for peanut butter if we couldn't find it. Thankfully, we did and it was amazing. Nutty at first and then you could feel the heat on the back of your tongue. Absolutely delicious and very different.

  • LogansMama Posted: 07/29/10
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    I liked this recipe. I don't think I would make it for a special occassion but I will most definitely make it for myself again. It was satisfying, tasty, and best of all- EASY!

  • Heather2118 Posted: 06/01/10
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    We LOVE this recipe! We did not include the mint. Will make again and again!

  • robincope Posted: 09/11/10
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    Delicious though the second time I made it I substituted peanut butter for almond butter, which was even better, and increased the green onions. A little tweaking and this is a great recipe!

  • MariWest Posted: 08/02/10
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    This was really good. I doubled the recipe so I could freeze for later. The only thing I would change is to use a little less chili sauce as it was a little spicy for mine and my husband's tastes. The fresh mint really added a zing so don't leave that out..

  • BlueToBlue Posted: 06/05/11
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    This was a big hit. I was worried that with only 1/2 lb of pork, the portion size would be too small but it was plenty of food. I subbed natural peanut butter for the almond butter because that's what I had on hand and I also about 2 cups of celery that I blanched with the pasta.

  • Faintgirl83 Posted: 10/03/11
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    This was okay, but I found the sauce as suggested too stodgy. Don't think I'll make it again.

  • Deaver5 Posted: 02/07/12
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    The sauce was too strong. I won't make this again.

  • carolfitz Posted: 02/15/12
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    Quick and easy. Used the recommended sub of peanut butter for almond and flat rice noodles for fettucine, otherwise made to recipe. Steamed some frozen dumplings for a starter. Served with the honey-orange sections. Nice flavors & textures.

  • Vashonjenn Posted: 03/03/12
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    This is a favorite of ours. Add carrots, bok choy or whatever veggie you might have. I serve this with rice noodles.

  • lichaallen Posted: 12/09/12
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    Made this with whole wheat spaghetti noodles and chunky peanut butter. I've also tried this with chicken and I used extra pasta water to dilute the sauce this works really well!

  • buenacena Posted: 07/30/12
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    The sauce was too thick, too sweet, and stuck to the roof of my mouth. The dish needed a lighter, saucier sauce to blend the meat and pasta ingredients and help them work together. I will not make again.

  • nelliepot Posted: 05/01/13
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    Excellent! Fresh lime juice squeezed on top makes the dish much better. I also replace the pork with chicken sometimes, and it comes out just as well.

  • LauraD318 Posted: 12/15/13
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    This is the first awful recipe I have made from this site. I was so excited to make this and followed the recipe exactly. I could not believe how gross it was. This recipe is going in the trash can and I've promised my family I will never make it again.

  • kharney Posted: 03/02/14
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    I would make this again because it was so quick and tasty. I also needed more water in my sauce, but a little sauce went a long way. I will try it with soba noodles or rice next time.

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