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Crispy Thai Pork + Rice Noodles

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time45 mins

I am digging on the Thai spices these days with such simple sauces. This dish to me is a great combination of what you'd imagine a spring roll is like without the wrap along with a super tasty lean protein topper.

TWO WAYS TO CUT DOWN THE CARBS/SERVING:
Replace half of the rice noodles with either zucchini noodles or kelp noodles or,
Add in 2 cups of shredded Napa or purple cabbage to add to the base and make half of the rice noodles

For the sauce
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 1 lime, juiced
 2 tbsp rice vinegar- I use brown rice vinegar
 ¼ cup fish sauce
 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
 2 tsp Sriracha sauce
 ¼ cup cold water (use up to a 1/2 a cup if the sauce is too much)
For the pork
 4 pork chops
 3 tbsp coconut or Bragg's liquid aminos
 3 tbsp fish sauce
 ½ tsp sesame oil
 ½ tbsp cornstarch
 1 tbsp mirin or Shoaxing wine
For the bowl
 12 oz rice noodles, prepared according to package directions
 1 cucumber, julienned or sliced
 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
 2 cups mung bean sprouts- rinsed well
 ½ cup cilantro + mint, coarsely chopped
1

Slice the pork chops into 1-inch thick strips. In a shallow dish, make the pork chop marinade by adding the soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, and wine. Marinate the pork chops for 20 minutes.

2

In a skillet, heat some sesame oil. Pan-grill the pork chop slices until cooked through-roughly 8 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside + prepare the noodles according to the package.

4

Add the prepared noodles, cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts, and herbs to a bowl. Top with the pork chops and crispy onions, and serve with the prepared sauce only when ready to eat.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Cholesterol 58mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.