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sweet & spicy pork with cellophane noodles

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

I came up with this recipe doing a pantry raid trying to use up some ingredients I had on hand. Turned out delicious and was even better the next day

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet & spicy pork with cellophane noodles

  • 4 oz
    cellophane noodles
  • 6 oz
    shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili bean sauce
  • 2
    cubes red fermented tofu with 1tbsp of the sauce
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken stock
  • 6 oz
    can pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    each soy sauce and shaoxing wine
  • 8 oz
    ground pork
  • 3
    scallions diced
  • fresh cilantro & crushed peanuts for garnish
  • hoisin sauce for drizzling

How To Make sweet & spicy pork with cellophane noodles

  • 1
    Pour boiling water over the cellophane noodles and let sit while preparing the rest of the dish.
  • 2
    Add a touch of oil to a Wok. Add the pork, mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Cook until the pork is no longer pink. Add the scallions and stir fry 1 minute. In a small bowl smash the tofu cubes in its liquid and stir in the chili bean sauce. Add to the pork
  • 3
    Mix the chicken stock, pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and wine together and pour over the pork mixture.
  • 4
    Bring to a boil. Drain the cellophane noodles and cut them with kitchen scissors. Add them to the pork mixture and reduce the heat to low and let cook about 5 more minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and let sit until some of the liquid is absorbed by the noodles.
  • 6
    Place in a bowl and garnish with cilantro, crushed peanuts and a drizzle of hoisin sauce.

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