Saturday, 17 January 2009

Marinated pork noodles

Another improvisation on the Chinese theme... Easy, and effortless....However If you don't have the Asian ingredients at home, forget it, the marinade is balanced but quite complex.
Ingredients for 2:
- 1 1/2 pork loin slice per person
- 1 slab easy cook noodles per person
- 1 head of broccoli
- 7 mangetout
- 7 mini sweetcorns cut in thick slices
- 4 sliced spring onions
For the marinade:
- 2 dashes of ketchup
- 2 dashes of oyster sauce
- 1 dash dark soy sauce
- 1 dash light soy sauce
- 1 big dash Thai fish sauce
- 1 dash dry sherry
- juice of 1 small lime
- 2 big cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 1 big thumb of ginger finely chopped
- 1/2 small tsp of tamarind paste
- 1 tsp full of chilli oil
- 1 tblsp Chinese 5 spice powder
Place the pork in the marinade, and leave minimum 1/2 hour.
Cook broccoli in the steamer for 12 minutes. Add the mangetout and sweet corn 5 minutes before the end of the 12 minutes to blanch them.
Cook the noodles, pass them under cold water and drain, reserve.
Cook the meat in a hot wok with the marinade.
When cooked, add the vegetables
and the noodles,
stir well and make sure the noodles are hot by cooking it 1 or 2 more minutes. serve in bowl with chopsticks and sprinkle with spring onions!

This dish went down a treat, the meat absorbed the dark and sweet flavours of the marinade, whereas the noodles absorbed the tangy tastes, delicious and very light tasting!
Source: the inspiration of the day


Ricardo said...

I am a sucker for Chinese and wok just so healthy and simple yet quite complex and amazing

Christelle said...

Totally agree with you Ricardo, I'd stretch it to South East Asian foods..