I’ve been talking this recipe up for a while now on FB and Twitter and I finally get to share it! I was looking through my Google Reader foodie blogs and this tasty-looking recipe from Skinny Kitchen struck me right away as something I wanted to make. I wrote down the recipe and pocketed it so I could make it at home later that night.
When I looked in my fridge I saw that I had no defrosted chicken, but I did have pork! I also didn’t have scallions (which she used, but I left out of my recipe) or a regular red pepper, so I just used mini sweet peppers. The end result was ahhhhmazing. I like extra spice so I made sure to put in extra red pepper flakes, but you can certainly adjust those to your taste level. Oh, and the leftovers were even better! All the flavors reallllly melded together overnight, so make sure to make extra!
Now, I’m going to submit some of these photos to Foodgawker since Jess took them and they are making me salivate! That’s usually a good sign for submissions to Foodgawker, right? While I do that, you should make this. Yup.
Spicy Peanut Pork and Noodles (based off this Skinny Kitchen recipe)
PointsPlus Per Serving: 11 (or 8 PP for 4 servings)
- 6 oz dried pasta of your choice, 16 PP (I used soba noodles)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 PP
- 1/4 cup veggie/chicken broth (or just water with a little spice mixed in, like Adobo)
- 3 tbsp peanut butter, 7 PP (I used Earthly Balance PB Coconut spread)
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 8 oz pork tenderloin, 6 PP
- 1 cup diced mini sweet peppers
1. If you haven’t cooked up your pork yet, I’d recommend spicing it with a little bit of coriander, salt, black pepper, chili powder and curry powder and cooking it on a cast iron skillet. Once it’s done, slice it up, put it in a bowl and set aside.
2. Cook your pasta according to the package. Keep it a little al dente, drain and set aside.
3. Combine soy sauce, broth/water, peanut butter, lime, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes in a saute pan or wok over medium heat until peanut butter melts (or you can whisk it all in a bowl and it’ll dissolve just fine). Add meat and peppers to the pan with the sauce and mix. Cook until peppers are slightly soft and meat is heated.
4. Add in pasta, toss together to coat it well and serve!