Vegetables & Pork over Chinese Noodles

May/June 1992

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The sweet-and-spicy sauce flavors the wide lo mein noodles and accentuates the vegetables.

Vegetables & Pork over Chinese Noodles

Makes: 6 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon dry sherry, divided
  • 8 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 pound Chinese wheat noodles, (wide lo mein noodles) or linguine
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 carrots, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups snow peas, (6 ounces), tough strings and ends removed


  1. Combine cornstarch, 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of the sherry in a medium bowl. Add pork and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine chicken broth, hoisin, brown sugar, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce and remaining 1/4 cup sherry in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling, salted water for 5 to 6 minutes, or until just tender or as label directs. Drain and refresh under cold water.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a wok over high heat. Add pork and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove the pork from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, ginger and red-pepper flakes. Stir-fry for 45 seconds. Add water, carrots and scallions and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add yellow pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the reserved broth mixture and snow peas and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  5. Return the pork and reserved noodles to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Cook for 1 minute, or until heated through. Serve immediately.


Per serving: 388 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 22 mg cholesterol; 69 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 11 g fiber; 484 mg sodium; 494 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (98% daily value), Vitamin C (83% dv), Vitamin A (72% dv), Magnesium (33% dv), Zinc (18% dv), Folate (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4 1/2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat

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