Pork Lo Mein Recipe
Pork and vegetables are stir-fried in a sesame oil sauce and tossed with linguine for a quick Asian-inspired dinner.
I make a lot of Asian dishes, but I have to say this was by far my favorite...I doubled the sauce for a pound of lo mein noodles and added in a couple of dashes of Oyster sauce. I had a lot of leftover pork tenderloin after News Years, and this was a great way to use up the leftovers!
I made the mistake of using regular soy sauce because it's what we had in the house. Don't do what I did - it was wayyyyy too salty for our tastes. Use the reduced sodium like the recipe suggests. When you break this down, it's a simple recipe and I really liked it... stir fry some veggies, add the sauce, add the cooked noodles. Might even make it meatless next time.
If anyone in the US knows great Chinese food, it's New Yorkers, of which I proudly count myself. And this native New Yorker can tell you, this is hands-down the best lo mein I ever put in my mouth! The only changes I made are very minor. No red bell pepper because I'm allergic, and used pork, chicken, and shrimp in place of only pork (making this my own version of "house lo mein".) The flavor lingers pleasantly on the palate, and the sauce enrobes the linguine gently with no trace of gloopiness. Just the right hint of sweetness, not overpowering as so many are. It really doesn't matter what protein you use. The sauce is a symphony of taste, which elevates anything you choose to feature. In my case, said choice was dictated by what was in my fridge. For the pork, I diced up 2 small boneless chops. Loved the liberal use of mushrooms. Bamboo shoots and/or water chestnuts could be successfully added, as well. This recipe needs no tinkering, however, to ensure a virtuosic blend of flavors. Phenomenal!
I thought it was quite tasty. It was a little strange with the warm mandarin oranges, but I like the orange flavor. I omitted the red pepper, however, because I don't like spicy foods that much. The sauce was rather watery. Maybe a little cornstarch would help?
great-quik-and easy! and it just tastes great... instead of snowpeas and the redpepper i found a bag of crispy cabbage sticks and carrots in a bagmix for coleslaw was great