Sweet and spicy minced pork noodles
Sweet and spicy minced pork noodles (serves 2-3)
150 grams lean minced pork
1 large carrot, finely sliced and then quartered
1 small red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon grated or minced fresh ginger
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 deseeded chilli, finely chopped
½ pepper (colour of your choice), chopped
1½ cups of chinese white cabbage, finely chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of shaoxing rice wine
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce (the one I have is pretty spicy)
salt and ground white pepper
Coriander to garnish
First things first, marinate your pork by adding the soy, rice wine and cornflour and mix well. Set this aside while you prepare all the rest of the vegetables.
Cook your noodles according to the packet’s instructions (if you’re using dried egg noodles, they normally don’t need more than 3-4 minutes to cook). When cooked, drain the noodles and set them aside.
In a saucepan, heat the veg and sesame oil together before adding the onions and sautéing them for 2-3 minutes, until they’re just starting to turn brown.
Add your carrots, minced garlic and ginger, stir well and then add you all the rest of your vegetables and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Pour the veg into a dish and set the same saucepan back on the hob. Add your minced pork and fry until brown – you shouldn’t need to add any more oil as the pork should release enough. When browned, add your vegetables back into the pot, mix well and add your fish sauce and sweet chilli sauce. The cabbage should start releasing its liquid but if you find it very dry, add 2-3 tablespoons of water if necessary.
Season with salt and white pepper.
You can either pour the sauce on top of your noodles or add your noodles to the pan to mix through thoroughly. Garnish with the finely chopped spring onions or coriander.