Spicy Pork & Sesame Noodles with Bok Choy
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Spicy Pork & Sesame Noodles

with Bok Choy

25 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Chefs! We’re bringing you a series of recipes designed with ease of cooking and cleanup in mind, but without sacrificing the incredible flavors you’ve come to expect from a classic Blue Apron meal. This irresistible noodle dish has all the makings of a comfort food favorite. You'll bring together tender udon noodles, pork, bell peppers, and bok choy with a rich, saucy combo of sweet soy glaze, nutty tahini, sambal oelek, and citrusy ponzu.

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  • Nutrition
  • Calories
    810 Cals (est.)
Spicy Pork & Sesame Noodles with Bok Choy
  • 18 oz Ground Pork
  • 1 lb Fresh Udon Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • 2 Bell Peppers
  • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 2 Tbsps Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce
  • ⅓ cup Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek

Tips from Home Chefs

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

Remove the noodles from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; thinly slice. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, soy glaze, ponzu sauce, sesame oil, 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

2 Cook the pork & vegetables

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pork and chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the pork is browned. Using a spoon, move the pork to one side of the pan. Add the sautéed aromatics (carefully, as the oil may splatter), sliced peppers, and sliced bok choy to the other side. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened and the pork is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Cook the pork & vegetables
Finish & serve your dish
3 Finish & serve your dish

Using your hands, carefully separate the noodles. To the pan of cooked pork and vegetables, add the noodles and sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the noodles are thoroughly coated and heated through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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