Soba Noodle Soup With Roast Pork and Bok Choy

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a small bowl stir together hoisin, sugar, five-spice powder, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
  • In a small glass baking dish brush pork with hoisin mixture and roast in middle of oven 40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in center registers 160.
  • Let pork stand on a cutting board 15 minutes.
  • Cut pork crosswise into thin slices and halve slices diagonally.
  • In a large saucepan skim any fat from surface of broth and bring broth to a boil with gingerroot, star anise, garlic, and remaining tablespoon soy sauce.
  • Remove pan from heat and steep broth, covered, 30 minutes.
  • Pour broth through a sieve into another large saucepan.
  • While broth is steeping, in a 5-quart kettle bring 3 1/2 quarts salted water to a boil and add noodles.
  • When water returns to boil add 1 cup cold water and bring to boil again.
  • Repeat procedure and simmer noodles 5 minutes, or until just tender.
  • In a colander drain noodles and rinse under cold water.
  • Drain noodles well and divide among 4 large soup bowls.
  • Bring broth to a boil.
  • Cut bok choy crosswise into 3/4-inch slices and add to broth.
  • Simmer mixture 2 minutes, or until bok choy is crisp-tender.
  • Divide pork, bok choy, and broth among bowls.
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