Sunday, November 20, 2011

pork lo mein... 35 minutes

the goods:

3/4 pound lo mein noodles
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
9 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
6 ounces snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced lengthwise
reserved pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Cook noodles according to package instructions; drain. In a large skillet or wok, heat 3 teaspoons vegetable oil over medium-high. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant and golden, about 1 minute. Add 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and mushrooms and cook, stirring constantly, until beginning to soften, 4 minutes.

Add bell pepper and cook until crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Add snow peas and cook until crisp and bright green, 2 minutes. Add noodles, pork, and soy sauce and cook, stirring constantly, until noodles are coated with sauce and pork is warmed through, 2 minutes. Drizzle with sesame oil before serving.

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