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Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Sara Quessenberry Photo by: Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Sara Quessenberry

Noodles with Roast Pork and Almond Sauce

Serve this delicious Thai-inspired pork dish over noodles or, if you prefer, rice.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Prep time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Drizzle oil in an ovenproof skillet. Sprinkle pork with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper; place pork in pan. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Turn pork over, and bake an additional 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155°. Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Shred pork into small pieces.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons pasta water; keep pasta warm.

4. Combine almond butter, 2 tablespoons pasta water, remaining salt, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and chili garlic sauce. Divide pasta evenly among 4 bowls; top evenly with sauce, pork, onions, and mint.

Wine note: With a hint of candied nut to complement the almond flavor in this recipe, Hardys Stamp of Australia Chardonnay 2008 ($7) makes a great value pairing. Clean citrus and baking spice notes highlight the dish's pepper and ginger flavors. For the best value, grab the 3-liter box ($19) --Jeffery Lindenmuth

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 398
  • Fat: 12.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 22.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.3g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 763mg
  • Calcium: 83mg
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