This quick and easy Asian-flavored dish is perfect for a weeknight meal. I followed the recipe except for adding some red bell pepper that I needed to use up. The fresh linguine I used worked great, but next time I’ll try the recipe using fresh Chinese noodles.
Pork and Broccoli Lo Mein
-recipe from America’s Test Kitchen 30 Minute Suppers (Winter 2010)
Cooking the pork in two batches ensures excellent browning and flavor development. Serves 4.
1 (9-ounce) package fresh Chinese egg noodles (see note below)
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large pork tenderloin (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 (16-ounce) bag broccoli florets
8 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths
2 garlic cloves, minced
Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add noodles and 1 tablespoon salt and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain noodles in colander and rinse under water until cool. Drain thoroughly, then toss with sesame oil.
Whisk oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/4 cup water in bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Brown half of pork, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining vegetable oil and remaining pork.
Add broccoli and remaining 1/4 cup water and cook, covered, until broccoli is just tender and water has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Add scallions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Return pork and any accumulated juices to pan. Stir in noodles and oyster sauce mixture and toss until well coated, about 2 minutes. Serve.
Test Kitchen Note: Fresh linguine can be substituted for the noodles.