Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pork lo Mein

Chinese isn't high on my list of favorite foods so I never make it or buy it but as I was browsing through some recipes I stumbled upon this and thought I'd give it a try to see if any of my family liked it.
I served this on a hot day when I didn't really want to cook or eat anything heavy so I just served it with a side of sauteed peppers and squash from the garden and it was pretty tasty.

Pork Lo Mein

1 lb. angel hair pasta
2 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
4 tbsp. lite soy sauce
2 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. olive oil
4 tsp. cornstarch
2 lbs. pork chops, sliced diagonally into 1/4" strips
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. parsley

Cook pasta, drain and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together 2 cups chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, 2 tsp. olive oil, and cornstarch and then set aside.
Heat the 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet. Add pork strips, garlic and pepper. Brown and cook until done.
After pork is cooked thoroughly, add the cooked spaghetti, soy sauce mixture and 2 tsp. parsley.
Stir well and let cook until sauce thickens.
If sauce gets too thick you can add a bit more chicken broth to thin it down.
*I think this would be good to with some added veggies like peas, broccoli, diced carrots and so forth.*


Carmen C. said...

I'm with you on the Chinese but that does look pretty good, will have to try it!

Granny Sue said...

I like real Chinese food--the Americanized food in the buffets is not the real thing, it's much sweeter, fattier and
saltier. When I was teen I went to Chinatown in DC with my boyfriend and I still remember how delicious the food was. The egg drop soup was light-colored and very delicate, not that bright yellow, fatty stuff in the buffets. Your recipe sounds good.
I made stirfry tonight, and again made my own version of soy sauce. It was right tasty! And used up some squash, peppers, broccoli, etc that needed to be cooked!

Farmchick said...

Love it!! Yum! :) I featured your submission to my linky party. Stop by and join in again!! :)