Thursday, January 3, 2013

Asian Pork & Noodles

I had not purchased Top Ramen in many years, but when I saw this recipe I wanted to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did; it's a big hit at our house. It's like tasty Asian comfort food. Do they have that? I'm sure they do.  I've made it twice in the last month and the leftovers don't last very long.

Asian Pork & Noodle Skillet


2 medium carrots, peeled
1 medium red bell pepper
5-6 green onions with tops (about 1 ¼ C. sliced), divided
2 pork tenderloins (about 1 lb. each)
2 T. toasted sesame oil
2 T. Asian Seasoning Mix (used an Asian stir fry sauce)
4 pkgs. (3 oz. each) oriental-flavor ramen noodles
1 T. vegetable oil
4 C. water

Cut carrots into julienne strips. Cut bell pepper lengthwise into ¼ in. strips. Slice green onions; set aside tops for garnish.

Trim fat and silver skin from pork tenderloins. Slice pork lengthwise into four strips. Thinly slice strips crosswise. Combine pork, sesame oil, seasoning mix or sauce and two of the ramen seasoning packets. Mix well.

Add vegetable oil to skillet, heat over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering.  Add half of the pork. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until browned; remove pork from skillet and keep warm. Repeat with remaining pork.

Add carrots and bell pepper to skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add water and remaining ramen seasoning packets; stir to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add ramen noodles and white parts of green onions to skillet. Cover; bring to a boil and cook 4-5 minutes or until noodles are softened. Add pork; stir to break apart noodles. Remove skillet from heat; let stand, covered, 3-4 minutes or until pork is heated through. Garnish with reserved green onion tops.

Serving: 4-5
Recipe Given By:  The Pampered Chef

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