Pork Noodles with Honey & Soy

I’m such a lover of stir fries – they are so quick, easy, versatile and super healthy.   At the end of a long day for everyone, you can easily get this from fridge to table in 15 minutes.  When my children were toddlers, I unashamedly bought into the convenience of ready sliced meat, veggies and pre-cooked rice and noodles (and still occasionally do!) which made preparation even quicker.

Stir fries often come about when I have bits of veggies left in the fridge, the ones I’ve used here can be substituted for anything you like, as can the meat.

I will be honest here – this isn’t my kids favourite meal, and they tuck in with less enthusiasm than then do with other dinners, no matter what variation of meat, veggies and sauces I use.  We have a version of a stir fry probably once every couple of weeks, because I really enjoy it and we all get a turn in choosing what we eat.  I do hope that someday they may develop more of a love for it if I keep feeding them it enough! (watch this space..)

S ♥

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Pork Noodles with Honey & Soy

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 500g sliced pork loin
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 200g button mushrooms
  • 160g (or 1 pack) baby corn
  • 3-4 large broccoli florets (around 100-150g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, plus a few extra for sprinkling
  • 200g dried noodles (I use whole-wheat), or you could also use pre-cooked

Method

  1. Bring  a medium pan of salted water to the boil, add the noodles and cook according to the instructions given on the pack
  2. Prepare your vegetables by slicing into thin strips, then set aside
  3. In a large frying pan or wok, heat the sesame oil over a high heat, then add the garlic and sliced pork loin
  4. Sprinkle over the 5 spice powder and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink
  5. Add the sliced vegetables and continue stir frying for an additional 3-4 minutes, until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are fried but still crunchy
  6. Remove from the heat and add the soy sauce, honey, sesame seeds and cooked noodles.  Toss everything together well
  7. Return to the heat until continue stirring for another minute, until everything is heated through
  8. Finish with an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds before serving

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