Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sesame Noodles with Peas and Asian Pork
My kids adore Sesame Noodles. I was trying to turn it into more of a meal as opposed to a side dish. I had 2 leftover Asian marinated pork chops. I had some pasta, and peanut butter. And soy sauce. And peas and scallions and carrots. Pretty good for someone who was way overdue for a grocery run, don't you think?
So I decided to take my Sesame Noodle recipe and alter it slightly. I omitted the tahini and added 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. I made the sesame noodles, added the pork, peas 1 large bag, frozen -- trader Joe's petite peas are my favorites) and scallions (about 4 stalks) and what resulted was delish! Too bad Daddy was in Los Angeles. He would have loved this dish!
The secret was in the sauce! This sauce:
This is the most amazing Asian marinade ever. This sauce is so good I do not even try to replicate it at home. In addition to pork I use this on chicken all the time. I trim and marinate my meat for several hours with some sesame seeds (be generous) and finely chopped scallions (about 3 stalks). Grill your meat as you normally would. What you get is a sweet and smoky Asian flavor.
Add your hoisin garlic marinated pork or chicken to your Sesame Noodles for a fantastic day!