Hello all– I’m missing our 3 grand-girls and mom Jodi. They’re in Hunan, China staying with their other Grandma for Chinese New Year! She’s famous for her New Year’s table overflowing with spicy Hunanese dishes. Wishing we could drop in and join the feast–
But for now this yummy plateful of noodles and slightly spicy pork will have to do. Our own little Chinese New Year dinner on this side of the Pacific.
CHINESE PORK & RICE NOODLE
1 1/2 pound pork cutlets, cut in small chunks
2 tab. oil
⅓ cup soy sauce
¼ cup water
3 tab. brown sugar
1 tsp. fish sauce
3 tab. vinegar
4 cloves finely minced garlic
1 tsp.ginger, peeled and minced fine
1/4 tsp. chili garlic sauce*
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons peanut butter
9 oz. rice noodles
2 grated carrots
4 chopped green onions
1/2 cup red pepper, chopped fine
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
In the hot pan, stir together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce and the peanut butter. Simmer for a couple minutes and mix in the carrots, green onions, red pepper and peanuts. Add the pork back into the pan.
While that’s all happening, cook the rice noodles according the directions on the package. The ones I used just simmered 3 minutes.
Drain the noodles and spread them on a pretty platter. Ladle on the pork and sauce and set out the chop sticks. Hope you love this dish as much as we did!