Sweet and sour pork noodles stir-fry healthy dinner recipe is a light and healthy midweek meal. It is a quick and simple recipe that is ideal for the busy modern lifestyle. In healthy recipes, pork tenderloin are cut into small pieces is stir-fried. Then it is flavored with a sweet and sour sauce consisting of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup, garlic, onions and olive oil. Also added in the mix for color, texture and flavor are snow peas. For a complete and satisfying meal this luscious stir-fry is topped over boiled Lo Mien noodles.
Lo Mein noodles are made of wheat flour and eggs. They can be purchased either fresh or dry and come in either flat or round. The dried variety is best for frying. For this recipe it is best to use the fresh variety, although you can use either depending on your preference. Just like in making pasta the noodles are cooked separately. Lo mein noodles are typically boiled, which is what distinguishes them from chow mein noodles, which are fried. You can make this recipe using Chinese noodles, Asian wheat noodles, egg noodles, or ramen. According to the package instructions cook the noodles and set them aside. At the end of the process the sweet and sour pork will be topped over the cooked noodles.
Ingredients: 8 oz. Lo Mien noodles, 1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into small pieces, 2 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp. cornstarch, 3 tbsp. ketchup, 3 tbsp. granulated sugar, 1/3 cup water, 3 tbsp. olive oil, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal, 3 green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, on the diagonal, including the greens, 3 cup snow peas
According to package instructions cook the Lo Mien noodles. Drain. Toss the pork with 1/2 tbsp. vinegar in a bowl. While noodles are cooking. Mix the remaining 2 tbsp. vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, ketchup, sugar, and water in another bowl. In a large, heavy skillet or wok heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork. Stir until pork is almost opaque for about 2 minutes. Then transfer the pork back to the bowl. Wipe out skillet. In same skillet heat the remaining oil. Add garlic and stir for 15 seconds. Add carrots and onions, stir-frying until crisp-tender for about 2 minutes. To the skillet add the pork, snow peas and the soy sauce mixture. Stir-fry until the pork is cooked through and the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Serve over hot noodles.
Instructions might vary depending on the kind and size of the noodles, but they are typically boiled in salted water for about three or four minutes. While the water is already boiling the noodles are added to the pot. They should be cooked until al dente, cooked through but firm. To keep them from sticking and to halt the cooking process, rinse the noodles in cold water after they are done. When you are ready to serve and eat them the sauce from the sweet and sour pork stir-fry should heat the noodles.