Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pork and Noodles with Zucchini and Carrots

Here’s another really nice recipe from *HelloFresh, about whom I did a review back in 2013. It’s nice to have a change from chicken in recipes like this, and I like this recipe because it’s not hard, doesn’t take a lot of time, and it’s spicy! The thing is, you can obviously adjust it to kick it up or knock it down a little, according to your taste. Or the kids’. ;) It’s all about making the recipe yours and being creative.

So, let’s get cooking!

Cut the pork into cubes about ½ inch in size. You can make them bigger, obviously, but I prefer to make them smaller; you can get by with less meat and it makes it “spread” farther in the recipe. ;)

Mince the garlic and in a bowl, place the cubed pork, the garlic, and the soy sauce. Stir to coat thoroughly and marinate for at least 10 minutes, preferably 30.

Meanwhile, julienne the carrots and slice the zucchini thinly into circles. Slice the onion by cutting in half, laying it cut side down, then slicing thinly.

Set a pot of water on the stove to boil for the noodles. When it boils, cook the soba noodles until al dente, about 5 minutes, stirring to keep from sticking. Drain and mix in a little oil to keep them from sticking, and set aside.

In a large skillet, sauté the marinated pork in 1 Tbl oil until just tender, stirring as needed. Set aside.

In the same skillet, heat 1 Tbl oil using medium high heat and sauté the carrots and onions, cooking for 2 minutes.

Add in the zucchini and sriracha, cooking another 3-4 minutes, tossing to cook evenly. Pour in the chicken stock and cook down until thickened.

Stir in the cooked pork and the soba noodles, mixing well and heating.

Serve with lemon wedges if you’d like. Enjoy! ~TMMF

                                                                                                        Pork and Noodles with
                                                                                                            Zucchini and Carrots

1 to 1 ¼ lbs pork
2 big carrots
2 zucchinis
1 large red onion
4 cloves garlic
1 c chicken stock
¼ c soy sauce
2 Tbl sriracha
2 Tbl oil
12 oz soba noodles
1 lemon (optional)

Now, for The Magic Meal Fairy’s 2nd anniversary celebration mug: Hop on over to TMMF’s Facebook page and click Like if you haven’t already. I feel that’s only fair that the winner is someone who has liked the page. Share the page’s post about this recipe, and that’s it! The names of everyone who does will go into a hat and my sweet  Megan, my daughter who has Down syndrome and is usually my cooking cohort, will reach in and pick one. The picking will be done on Friday, January 23, 2015, around 7:00 a.m. EST. Winner will be notified on The Magic Meal Fairy’s Facebook page and on here.

**if you're interested in trying out HelloFresh, my friend referral code is: 3GYSLR.

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