Easily dress up Ramen noodles with a sweet and sour sauce, baby peas, and tender pork loin strips!
Amazon Prime Day a few weeks ago was more like a crappy garage sale than anything else. Unless you got online at 3am, apparently. Even then, I don’t believe it. BUT we did score the entire Twilight series for a smokin’ deal.
And thank goodness. Because had I paid full price for any of those movies, I never would have forgiven myself.
We binged watched all four movies.
And it can never be unseen.
Is it bad that we laughed endlessly? And they’re not at all supposed to be a comedy. Ya, there’s that.
So, to say we liked them, would be a gross exaggeration. But to say we didn’t enjoy ourselves, would be a lie. We just enjoyed them for all the wrong reasons.
I have no idea how any of these actors ever got casted, but they are certainly laughing all the way to the bank. Well, not Kristen Stewart. She’s frowning all the way. Oh snap!
Anyway, that same week, I decided I was going to make some sort of pork dish every night. Why, I have no idea. But, it was sort of fun.
Three of them were meh, one was outstanding, and this one is also good…definitely worth sharing!
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 pound pork loin chops , sliced into thin pieces
- 4 packages Ramen noodles , flavor packet discarded
- 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 3/4 cup frozen sweet baby peas , thawed
- salt and pepper
In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, chili garlic sauce, sugar, and rice wine vinegar. Add in the pork and toss to coat. Let marinate while you cook the noodles.
Bring a large pot of water to boil; add the ramen and cook until al dente, separating the noodles as they cook; about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drizzle a little bit of oil over them and toss to prevent sticking.
In a small bowl, whisk together the Hoisin sauce and water.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add in garlic and ginger; stir for 10-20 seconds. Add in the pork along with the marinade and cook, stirring, until it is almost cooked, about 2 minutes. Add in the peas and Hoisin sauce and salt and pepper to taste; heat through. Toss in the noodles and gently mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Serve in bowls, making sure to get some of those peas that fall to the bottom of the pan! Enjoy!