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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 pounds - pork tenderloin or sirloin, cut into thin & bit size strips
  • 1 tablespoons - reduced sodium soy sauce
  • packages -
  • 3 tablespoons - rice vinegar (or distilled white vinegar)
  • 4 teaspoons - reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons - chile or garlic black bean sauce, (in asian food aisle)
  • 2 teaspoons - dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoons - honey
  • 1 teaspoons - Chinese-5-spice powder, In with spices at grocery store (if you can't find it use 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp each ground fennel and clovees)
  • 1 teaspoons - rice wine, dry sherry or vermouth, (rice wine is in Asian food aisle, it is NOT rice vinegar)
  • 1/8 teaspoons - white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons - expeller pressed canola oil, divided (1 TBS & 1 TBS)
  • 3 cups - shredded green cabbage
  • 1 - red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 4 - green onions, sliced crosswise into 1.5 inch pieces, then thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoons - garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons - ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoons - reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons - toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 packages - Japanese udon, Chinese lo mein or fettuccine noodles, 10 oz package
  • Directions:

    Straight Away...
    Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil (you can use pre-boiled water from a kettle to reduce time)... we are prepping the water so you can quickly cook your noodles later.
    CHOP EVERYTHING!!!
    Chop the pork & marinate it with a tablespoon of soy sauce until your ready to stir fry.
    Next, CHOP cabbage, red pepper, green onion, garlic and ginger.... Get this done earlier in the day or quickly chop before you get started...

    Make Your Sauce: In a small bowl, stir together all the sauce ingredients: rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic black bean sauce, dark sesame oil, honey , Chinese 5-spice powder, rice wine & white pepper.

    Let's Stir Fry!
    Cook noodles according to package directions in your pot with pre-boiled water. Drain when finished... you'll be adding these to the stir fry pan/wok.

    Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat, add 1 TBS EP canola oil, when shimmering add pork. Arrange pork in single layer, cook undisturbed for two minutes, then stir fry two minutes, until cooked through. Remove from pan.

    Add remaining 1 TBS oil to pan, when oil is shimmering add cabbage, red bell pepper, green onion, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Stir fry for 5 minutes until veggies are cooked to your liking (I like mine still a bit crunchy).
    Add pork, toasted sesame seeds and your cooked noodles, stir fry for 1 minute.
    Stir in the sauce and stir fry for 1 minute.
    Plate it up, get it on the table, relax and ENJOY!!!

    Brief Description

    One dish meal! Meat, veg, noodles all together in this stir fry.
    Add any veggies you like to bulk this bad boy up!
    Skip the swine and add more veg/tofu/portabella for a great vegetarian meal!

    Main Ingredient:

    Pork, Udon, cabbage

    Category:  Main Dish

    Cuisine:  American

    Cook Time: 30 min

    Notes

    *Skip the swine and add more veg or tofu to this dish if you'd like for a hearty vegetarian option! I think zucchini, broccoli, little mini-corns, water chestnuts, edamame, or thinly sliced carrots are all wonderful additions in this dish.

    Posted By:

    melnoble

    Posted On:

    July 15, 2013

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