Pork & Wonton Noodles with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds

Pork & Wonton Noodles

with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds

25 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Hearty, delightfully chewy wonton noodles are a comfort food staple perfect for pairing with umami-rich sauces, like the combo of black bean-chile sauce, soy glaze, and sesame oil that we’re using in this dish. For a final kick, we’re stirring in fresh lime juice.
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Pork & Wonton Noodles with Carrots, Spinach & Sesame Seeds
Title
  • 18 oz Ground Pork
  • ¾ lb Fresh Wonton Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • ¾ lb Carrots
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
  • 5 oz Baby Spinach
  • ⅓ cup East Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • ⅓ cup Savory Black Bean-Chile Sauce
  • 1 Lime
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. Peel the carrots; thinly slice on an angle. Halve the lime crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy glaze, sesame oil, black bean-chile sauce, and 1/4 cup of warm water.

Brown the pork
2 Brown the pork

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle 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, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.

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 return to the pot.

Cook the pork & carrots
4 Cook the pork & carrots

To the pan of browned pork, add the sliced carrots and sautéed aromatics (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the carrots are softened and the pork is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Finish the noodles & serve your dish
5 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the cooked pork and carrots, spinach, and sauce. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the spinach is wilted. Turn off the heat. Stir in the lime juice. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. 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. Peel the carrots; thinly slice on an angle. Halve the lime crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the soy glaze, sesame oil, black bean-chile sauce, and 1/4 cup of warm water.

2 Brown the pork

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle 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, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.

Brown the pork
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 return to the pot.

4 Cook the pork & carrots

To the pan of browned pork, add the sliced carrots and sautéed aromatics (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until the carrots are softened and the pork is cooked through. Turn off the heat.

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

To the pot of cooked noodles, add the cooked pork and carrots, spinach, and sauce. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the spinach is wilted. Turn off the heat. Stir in the lime juice. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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