Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein with Togarashi

Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein

with Togarashi

25 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

For this comforting dish, we’re combining a few of our favorite Chinese ingredients like savory soy sauce, fragrant sesame oil, and rich black bean sauce to toss with delightfully springy noodles, bites of ground pork, and crisp vegetables.
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Pork & Vegetable Lo Mein with Togarashi
Title
  • 18 oz Ground Pork
  • 1 lb Fresh Lo Mein Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 2 Tbsps Black Bean Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Togarashi Seasoning (Sweet Paprika, Hot Paprika, Dried Orange Peel, Poppy Seeds, White Sesame Seeds & Black Sesame Seeds)
Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the celery on an angle. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Combine the chopped bok choy and chopped garlic in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the black bean sauce, soy glaze, soy sauce, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of water

Cook the vegetables
2 Cook the vegetables

In a large pan, heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced celery; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped bok choy and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the noodles
3 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot. 

Cook the pork
4 Cook the pork

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pork. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat. 

Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the sauce, cooked pork, and cooked vegetables. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the togarashi. Enjoy! 

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Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the sauce

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the celery on an angle. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Combine the chopped bok choy and chopped garlic in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the black bean sauce, soy glaze, soy sauce, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of water

2 Cook the vegetables

In a large pan, heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced celery; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped bok choy and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the vegetables
Cook the noodles
3 Cook the noodles

Meanwhile, add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Return to the pot. 

4 Cook the pork

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pork. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat. 

Cook the pork
Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the sauce, cooked pork, and cooked vegetables. Stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the togarashi. Enjoy! 

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