I almost didn't post this one because the pictures just weren't working out for me. I know, how very vain of me! But this dish is so good, I just had to share it with you guys.
Whenever I go to a Chinese restaurant, I have to get some sort of noodle dish. HAVE to. I don't necessarily live for pasta, but there's something about those lo mein dishes that I can't resist, I just love the flavors. I also love it when I can eat lo mein that is lighter in fat and calories, but full of tender pork, delicious veggies and tons of flavor.
If you plan to make this meal, just know that there is 30-60 minutes worth of marinating before you book. I always hate being surprised with that fact when I start making dinner, haha!
Biz, notice the hot sauce! You're rubbing off on me! ;)Pork Lo Mein
America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook
4 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster flavored sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon five spice powder (don't exclude this, it's what makes the dish so GOOD!)
1 (1 1/2 lb) pork tenderloin, trimmed, halved and sliced crosswise into 1/8-inch thick pieces
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (I wish I had added a bit more, mine was still a little watery)
12 ounces spaghetti
4 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
6 tablespoons Chinese rice cooking wine or dry sherry
12 ounces shiitake mushrooms, brushed clean, stemmed and halved
1/2 head napa cabbage, cored and sliced crosswise, 1/2 inch thick
8 scallions, sliced thin
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
1. Mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and five-spice powder together in a bowl. Measure 1/4 cup of the mixture into a separate bowl, stir in the pork, cover and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. Whisk the broth and cornstarch into the remaining soy sauce mixture.
2. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. Add the pasta and 1 tablespoon salt and cook, stirring often, until tender. Drain the noodles and leave in the colander.
3. Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the canola oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat until just smoking. Add half of the pork, break up any clumps, and cook until lightly browned, but not fully cooked, about 3 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons of wine and cook until the liquid is nearly evaporated, about 1 minute. Transfer into a bowl.
4. Repeat with 1 1/2 teaspoons more canola oil, remaining pork, and remaining 3 tablespoons wine; transfer to bowl.
5. Wipe the pot dry with paper towels. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and heat over high heat until shimmering. Add the mushrooms and book, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions, ginger, and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
6. Rewhisk the soy sauce-cornstarch mixture to combine, then stir into the pot. Stir in the cooked pork, with any accumulated juice. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce has thickened slightly and the pork is heated through, about 1 minute. Add the cooked pasta and sriracha and toss until combined and hot. Serve.
Serves 6: 1 serving is 1 2/3 cups
Per Serving: 490 cal, 11g fat, 62g carb, 35g prot, 4g fiber