Pork Lo Mein
By DesperateBlogWives on June 04, 2014
This is so easy and it makes a ton. You can feed a family of 4 or more and still have plenty of left overs. Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 of a small pork tenderloin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 head of cabbage (you can always use more if you like a lot of cabbage)
1/2 c diced or shredded carrots, whichever you prefer
1/2 c edemame, shelled
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp Terriyaki sauce, plus some for marinating the tenderloin
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger
1/2 lb angel hair pasta
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
1/2 c white wine
As with all recipes, we suggest you prep as much as you can before you start cooking.
First, cut the pork tenderloin into strips and place it in a bowl. Pour enough Terriyaki sauce over the pork just to coat and let it sit and marinate while you finish your prep.
Next, steam the edamame. We just bought the steam bag from the freezer section of the grocery store. It works great! Not to mention whatever you don’t use in the recipe you can snack on while you cook.
Now, slice or chop your cabbage and carrots. The cabbage will seem like a lot, but it cooks down, waaaaaaay down.
Mince the garlic and ginger and bring over the edamame.
Now that all of the prep work is done, get your wok and heat up the sesame oil, as we stated before make sure the wok is slightly smoking (medium heat) then add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until fragrant (just a few seconds).
Add the pork strips and cook until done, nobody likes raw pork in their Lo Mein. Remove the meat from the pan and discard anything juices, etc still remaining in the pan.
Add the vegetables, soy sauce, terriyaki sauce and white wine to the pan. While those are cooking together add your pasta to a pot of boiling water and cook according to the package instructions or until the pasta is done to your liking. Add salt and pepper to the veggie mix and add the pork back to the pan. Drain the noodles and add them right into the Wok with all of the other ingredients. Toss to combine and it’s ready to serve.