Spicy Pork & Turnip Noodle Bowl
October 24, 2016
This is the perfect recipe to pick if you only have 30 minutes to make dinner and you have a craving for a big, slurpy bowl of noodles. Turnips make a perfect veggie noodle: they don't fall apart when cooked and their flavor is super mild. Add some flavorful spices and aromatics to our ground pork, shred up some cabbage and carrots and you're good to go!
1Allow your pork to come up to room temperature on the counter and then unwrap into a mixing bowl. Add the spices, and using your hands, mix well. Wash your hands and prep the next step.
2Peel the turnip, and then using a Spiralizer, turn it into noodles. you can also substitute Udon or another Asian style noodle. If you haven't already, finely chop and wash your cabbage and peel your carrots. This target="_blank">julienne peeler is an awesome tool for turning veggies into matchsticks very quickly.
3Melt your oil and brown your spicy pork sausage, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as you work. Once it's almost totally cooked, add in the 3-4 cups of stock, the rice vinegar, the soy sauce and the turnip noodles.
4Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes. If you're using packaged noodles, cook them only as long as the instructions indicate when adding to the broth. Add in the chopped cabbage and carrot for 2 more minutes.
5Remove from heat and serve warm! Excellent other mix-ins: pea shoots, minced scallion or green onion, lime juice, or a 7-minute egg.
1 turnip or rutabaga, peeled and turned into noodles with a Spiralizer. (You can also substitute Udon or other thick, Asian noodles.)