Thursday, 16 May 2013

Test Kitchen Thursday - Hoisin Pork Noodles

One of the things that I would like to do is to refine my Chinese cooking skills.
Little Man loves noodles - so i thought I'd try this one out which is adapted from the Taste website.



RECIPE
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
500g pork fillets, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon oil
1 bunch bak choy, cut into 2cm pieces
4 green onions, sliced 
1 medium red capsicum, thinly sliced
440g packet hokkien noodles - prepare according to the packet instructions


Combine the crushed garlic, hoisin sauce, chinese cooking wine, soy sauce and five spice powder in a bowl. Then add the sliced pork. Marinate for 30 mins.

Drain the pork and retain the marinade to be added later.

Heat half of the oil in pan over a medium heat ,add the pork and cook until  brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat remaining oil in pan over a medium . Then add the vegies, cook for a couple of minutes.

Now add the prepared noodles, cook for a couple of minutes.
Finally add the pork and the reserved marinade. Cook until the marinade boils.
Make sure to keep stirring the pan while you wait.

Note:

The recipe that i tested from Taste included brown sugar - which was too sweet for our liking! So i've excluded it from my recipe



VERDICT: 
We loved it! Very tasty!

It's a quick meal to cook less than 30mins - just requires some preparation which could be done the night before if you are time poor and just want to quickly cook something delicious.




Other recipes tested: