Friday, September 9, 2011

BBQ Pork Noodle Bowl

1/2 cup chicken broth
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp oil, divided
1 lb pork tenderloin, thinly sliced into strips
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 lb capellini, uncooked
4 green onions, sliced
1 Tbsp minced gingerroot
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (or more!)

1. Mix first 6 ingredients until well blended.
2. Heat 2 tsp oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add half the meat; cook 2 min or until no longer pink, turning after 1 min. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining meat. Return all meat to skillet. Stir in BBQ sauce; cook and stir 1 min. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
3. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile heat remaining oil in skillet. Add onions, ginger and garlic; cook and stir 30 sec. Stir in broth mixture; bring to boil.
4 Drain pasta. Add to broth mixture in skillet; stir to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into soup bowls; top with meat, nuts and cilantro.

You can substitute chicken or beef for pork.

I got this recipe from Kraft, and it is SOOO tasty. I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch! Things I do differently, I use powdered ginger instead of fresh and I just use a pinch. And if I don't want it to be too runny I let the pasta "cook" for just a minute after I add it too the broth mixture and it soaks it up nicely. Also a word about fish sauce, it is fairly inexpensive, but it is VERY smelly and unfortunately not in a good way. But it doesn't taste like it smells thank goodness! And it is great to use in pad thai too! This is a nice, fast and pretty healthy meal!