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Recipe of the Week: Spicy Pork Noodle Bowl

Discover the vibrant flavors of our Spicy Pork Noodle Bowl! This enticing dish features tender pork, perfectly cooked to succulent perfection, and tossed with a blend of fiery spices that promise to awaken your taste buds. Each bowl is generously filled with a mix of fresh, crunchy vegetables and silky noodles, creating a harmonious balance of textures and flavors. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch option or a satisfying dinner, our Spicy Pork Noodle Bowl is sure to delight. Dive into this culinary adventure and spice up your mealtime!

Estimated Cooking Time:

  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings

Ingredients: 

  • 1 8-ounce package thin Chinese noodles
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped bread-and-butter pickles, plus 1/4 cup brine from the jar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped

Cooking Instructions

  1. Step 1: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook as the label directs. Drain and toss with 2 teaspoons vegetable oil.
  2. Step 2:Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and 2 teaspoons ginger; cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth, pickles and 2 tablespoons each pickle brine and soy sauce and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the liquid evaporates, about 4 minutes.
  3. Step 3:Meanwhile, puree 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds in a blender until finely ground, about 15 seconds. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and puree until smooth. Add 1/4 cup water, the chili-garlic sauce, brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons pickle brine and 1 teaspoon ginger; puree until combined.
  4. Step 4: Top each serving of noodles with the sesame dressing, pork, cucumbers and tomatoes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.
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