Dreamfields Asian Pork & Pasta
From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Makes 4-6 servings
1/2 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, green part only
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup reduced-sodium, fat free chicken broth, vegetable broth or white wine
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound), trimmed
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons shredded fresh ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons olive or peanut oil
1 cup snow peas, strings removed
1 cup bell pepper strips (about 1/4 inch thick)
1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pan. Toss with green onions and sesame oil; set aside.
- In small bowl, stir together broth and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. Stir in 1 teaspoon soy sauce; set aside.
- Cut pork into 1/4-inch thick slices. In small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, shredded ginger, garlic and remaining 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Add pork; stir to coat completely. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add snow peas; cook and stir 1 minute. Add bell pepper and carrots; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from skillet.
- Add half of pork to same skillet; cook and stir 2 minutes, just until cooked through. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining pork. (If pork is sticking to pan, add additional oil, 1 teaspoon at a time.) Return cooked pork to skillet. Stir cornstarch mixture to combine. Add to pork. Cook and stir until thickened and clear. Return vegetables to skillet and heat through.
- Serve pork and vegetables over pasta.
Nutritional Information (1/4 of recipe)
30 g protein
17 g digestible carbohydrates*
10 g total fat
2 g saturated fat
61 mg cholesterol
363 mg sodium
7 g total dietary fiber
*If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 47 g carbohydrate. For more information go to www.DreamfieldsFoods.com.
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