Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Fresh Noodle Bowl with Glazed Pork

I love FRESH ingredients and this summer meal is sure to please!!
Fresh Herbs with a spicy sauce! YUMMY!! 
What's great is you can add any protein with it. 
Steak,chicken, shrimp or even grilled tofu!!  

Makes: 4 to 6 servings
Prep: 30 mins
   Cook: 10 mins
Summer Meals, Eat clean summer meal, Noodle Bowl, eat clean, Sara Stakeley,,
Noodle Bowl with Glazed Pork

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • boneless pork cutlets or chops (1 lb total), pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sucanat (natural sugar)
  • 1/2 small red chile (optional)
  • 2/3 pound dried rice vermicelli
  • teaspoons vegetable oil
  • cucumbers, cut into cubes
  • carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 head  green-leaf lettuce, thinly sliced
  • bunch  cilantro, chopped
  • bunch  mint, chopped
  1. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp. fish sauce, the brown sugar, garlic and 2 tbsp. water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Put the pork in a resealable bag, pour in the fish sauce mixture and massage to coat the pork. Let the pork marinate at room temperature for at least 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a small jar or plastic container with a lid, shake the lime juice, remaining 1/4 cup fish sauce, the granulated sugar and chile, if using, to make the dressing.
  3. Add the vermicelli to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over high heat until smoking. Add the pork, reserving the marinade. Cook, turning once, until the meat is golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the marinade into the skillet and cook, turning the pork once, until the marinade is thickened to a glaze, about 30 seconds. Transfer the pork to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain.
  5. Divide the noodles among bowls. Arrange the pork, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, cilantro and mint on top. Pour on the dressing before eating.
Let me know what you think if you try it!! 

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