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An Asian-inspired noodle dish garnished with cilantro, peanuts and scallions! This recipe is from Weight Watchers - 4 points per 1 1/2 cups with 1/4 tsp. peanuts. You can substitute vermicelli or thin spaghetti in place of the lo mein noodles.
- 3 1⁄2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 teaspoon dry sherry (or rice wine)
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1⁄2 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into matchstick thin sticks
- 1⁄2 lb lo mein noodles (or vermicelli)
- 1⁄4 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
- 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 1 small zucchini, cut into matchstick thin strips
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1⁄2 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
- Combine 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoons of ginger, and the sherry in a large bowl. Crush 1 of the garlic cloves through a garlic press. Spray a large nonstick skillet or wok with nonstick spray and set over high heat. Add the pork and stir-fry until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pork to the soy sauce mixture; toss to coat and set aside.
- Start to cook the noodles according to package instructions. Meanwhile, to make the dressing: whisk together the broth, vinegar, brown sugar, peanut butter, curry paste, and the remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoons ginger. Crush the remaining 2 garlic cloves through the press into the dressing. Drain the noodles and add them to the bowl with the pork, along with the bell pepper. Pour the dressing over and toss to coat.
- Divide the lo mein among 6 bowls. Garnish each service with zucchini, scallions, and cilantro. Sprinkle with the peanuts.
Nice recipe, and well flavored. I left out the the scallions, and did use the vermicelli. The DS and I particularlly enjoyed this. Very easy to prepare, though DS wants to have the scallions in it next time. Made for Holiday Tag.