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Sesame Pork Lo Mein

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
For variety, use shrimp or chicken in place of the pork and chopped red bell pepper instead of mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked lo mein noodles or vermicelli
  • 6 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 12 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup snow peas, halved crosswise
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup diagonally cut green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 300
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 18.2 g
  • carbohydrate 39.9 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 37 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 469 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions; drain.

  2. Combine sherry and the next 6 ingredients (through red pepper) in a medium bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and pork; toss to coat.

  3. Combine broth and cornstarch, stirring with a whisk.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork mixture to pan, and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove pork using a slotted spoon. Add peas, carrot, and mushrooms to pan; cook 2 minutes. Stir in broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.

  5. Stir in noodles, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, pork, and sesame seeds. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately.