Friday, January 13, 2012

Sesame-Ginger Pork with Soba Noodles

These days, I'm almost always in a hurry.

But, of course, so are you.

We're all busy.

And busy people like us need fast food.

And not just fast food... but good food.

Food that tastes good, and is good.

Food to keep us going, so we can stay busy.

Hello lovely.

This bowl of goodness is just what the doctor ordered.

It's fast... takes less than 30 minutes, in fact.

It tastes good... really good, actually. Toasty sesame oil, spicy ginger, fresh cilantro, salty, succulent, irresistible sauce over totally slurpable noodles and juicy pork... hungry yet?

And it is good. At only 415 calories per serving, it'll fill you up without slowing you down. You know... so you can stay busy.

Make it. Eat it. Love it. Go!

Sesame-Ginger Pork with Soba Noodles
from Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller
yields 4 servings, roughly 415 calories each

12 ounces soba noodles or whole wheat spaghetti
4 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
1 tablespoon minced pickled ginger
1 1/4-pound pork loin, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 scallions (both green and white parts), chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large zip-top plastic bag. Add 2 teaspoons of the oil, seal the bag, and shake to coat the noodles. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the pork, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides (about 5 minutes total). Add the salt and pepper and stir to coat the pork. Add the scallions and sesame seeds and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the broth and soy sauce, reduced to medium, and simmer until the pork is cooked through (about 5 minutes more). Remove from heat and stir in the water chestnuts.
3. Add the soba noodles to the skillet and stir to combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes, just until the mixture is heated through. Remove from heat, stir in the cilantro, and serve.


  1. Oh that looks glorious! I love soba, and sesame-ginger is always a wonderful seasoning. I'm bookmarking this one!

  2. This looks great. I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

  3. Looks perfect - can't wait to give it a try!

  4. Soba is soo good for you, I always say I need to make more of it. Love this quick recipe. Totally need to make this in the next couple of weeks.


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