Vietnamese Pork and Noodle Stir Fry

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Vietnamese Pork and Noodle Stir Fry 4.50/5 (2 votes)

Stir frys are the best weeknight meals in my opinion. Partly, because I'm partial to anything Asian and also because they are a great way to use what you have in the freezer and produce drawer. I happened to have some very thinly sliced pork chops, a handful of matchstick carrots, a red bell pepper, and half a box of rice noodles. I added some snap peas, and BAM! Delicious dinner!

Vietnamese Pork and Noodle Stir Fry

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 oz rice sticks, or rice noodles
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork chops, thin cut
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups snap peas, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • Sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoon hoisin
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. Season pork chops with kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Heat canola oil in a heavy skillet over high heat.
  5. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add pork and quick sear each side. My chops were barely 1/4" thick, so this took about a minute a side. Reduce the heat and cook a little longer for thicker cut chops.
  6. Transfer the pork chops to a cutting board.
  7. Add a bit more oil to the skillet if needed, and then add the bell pepper, snap peas, and carrots. Cook until crisp tender and browned slightly - about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Slice the pork chops into thin strips and add them back to the skillet with the vegetables.
  9. Stir in the rinsed noodles and the sauce. Heat through and then plate.
  10. Garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 552 Fat 24 Sat Fat 6 Sodium 1307 Carbs 54 Sugars 12 Fiber 5 Protein 32

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids loved this meal.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Skip the pork and add additional vegetables and mushrooms.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS:  Skip the hoisin and use tamari instead of soy sauce. 

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