Monday, May 13, 2013

Shanghai Noodles with Pork

Shanghai Noodles with Pork
(serves 4)


2 packages fresh Shanghai noodles (about 900 grams)
1 lb ground pork
1 T soy sauce
1-2 T sesame oil
3 T ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 cups bok choy, thinly sliced
sesame seeds (to garnish - optional)
Sriracha sauce (for spice - optional)


2 T soy sauce
2 T sesame oil
1 T oyster sauce
2 T brown sugar
1 T sake, or Chinese cooking wine, or substitute
pepper to taste

1 T cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water

Marinate the meat in 1 T of soy sauce, salt and pepper.  Mix the sauce.  Make the cornstarch mixture.  Heat sesame oil in a wok, and then add 1/2 of the garlic and ginger.  Cook one minute on medium.  Add the pork and cook until done.  Remove.  Add the rest of the ginger and garlic and the bok choy.  Cook until tender.  Add the noodles and use a fork or wooden spoon to break them up.  Add the sauce and cornstarch mixture.
Toss around until heated through.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve!  Spice it up with Srirach or other chili sauce.


This was a perfect Monday night dinner - full of flavour, and easy to throw together.  We'll definitely be making this again.  I spiced mine up with just a touch of Sriracha, and it was perfect.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I have never heard of Shanghai noodles! I am not sure if they are gluten free or not (I am guessing they aren't) but I could make this with rice noodles instead. Sounds delish!

Kacy said...

Looks fabulous! You two should open a restaurant!

Allysia said...

Sriracha is a mandatory condiment to all noodle dishes ever. Also I can't remember if I told you this, but there's this amazing type of sriracha that I've found's in a giant glass bottle, no preservatives, and the best part is its amazingness. I didn't think sriracha could get better than the rooster brand but seriously, it will be hard to leave behind.

Anonymous said...

I swear you need to open up your own restaurant someday - you make the yummiest sounding food!

Emily said...

These noodles look amazing!!