Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spicy Ground Pork with Ramen Noodles

This is a very spicy but flavorful dish. I think traditionally it is served with thread (glass) noodles. They look beautiful, like strands of icicles. I tried these originally but did not like the taste.  Instead, I substituted Ramen noodles for the dish. If you want to use the dried bean thread noodles, use ¼ lb.  and cook in boiling water for 4 minutes until soft and then add the noodles to the finished dish.  Toss to coat.

3 Tbsp. Canola Oil
8 Oz. Ground Pork                                                                                                                                
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
3” Ginger, peeled and minced
3 Tbsp. Chinese red chile bean paste
4 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 tsp. Rice wine vinegar
4 C. chicken stock
1 bunch scallions, diced
6 oz. Ramen Noodles

Heat oil in large skillet. Add pork. Cook until browned, breaking up meat. Add garlic and ginger. Cook 5 minutes. Add chile paste, soy sauce, vinegar and stock. Bring to boil. Add noodles and cover with lid. Simmer with lid on until noodles are tender. Stir in chives.