Recipe by thriftybob
"The Thai sweet chili sauce gives this dish a sweet and spicy flavor that my kids love. You can adjust the heat level by adding more or less of the sauce or adding additional red pepper flakes, if you like it really hot."
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dry Chinese noodles
sweet chili sauce
1 (1 pound)
pork loin, cut into 2-inch strips
onions, cut into bite-size pieces
crushed red pepper flakes
sweet chili sauce
chopped napa cabbage
red bell peppers, chopped
I was looking for a recipe to use some pork tenderloin strips I had in the freezer. I hit the jackpot. I took this over to a casual family dinner and they said it was the best stir fry they had ever had. The only thing I ommitted was the ginger because I don't like it, and I put a few more carrots and only 2 red peppers but followed exactly otherwise. I used the Chinese noodles but a thin spaghetti would also work fine. Very very good. Thank you.
I do like the versatility of this recipe. It's adaptable to whatever meat/veggies you want.
One major change I would make if i were to make this dish again is to reduce the sweet chili sauce to less than 1/4 cup and the sesame oil to 1 Tbsp or less. Sesame oil has a really strong flavor and you don't need a lot. My dish was WAY too sweet and I'm surprised more reviews don't state that.
Definitely add more veggies if you have them on hand. Shitake mushrooms would be a good too.
I made this last night with a couple of modifications. I used spaghetti instead of chinese noodles because that is what I had on hand. I also used fresh garlic and ginger- taste so much better then the dry. I used green onions instead of the white- just personal preference. I used only 1 Tablespoon of the sweet chile sauce and the rest I used the garlic chili sauce- we like spicy more than sweet. Instead of napa I used regular cabbage because I had that on hand from a corned beef. This is a forgiving recipe and you can really add or subtract your flavors, veggies and spiciness based on your personal preferences. It made a HUGE amount of food. Thanks for sharing.
Loved this receipe, had to use flank steak instead of pork. I thought the vegetabes and meat mixture was bland, but boy o boy, mixed in with the noodles the taste was outstanding. The vegetables and meat took away some of the heat from the noodles. If you can stand it, the dressed noodles are good by themselves too.
This recipe is so versatile! Thank you! I used left over pork roast that was marinated asian style, fresh garlic and ginger because I had them on hand, and angel hair pasta. Love recipes that you can follow exactly or adapt to what you have on hand. The fiance licked his plate!
This just sounds good but, not having a piece of pork in the house forced me to use chicken tenders which were already thawed. Simply put, outstanding. Loved the sauce; just right!
I didn't change the ingredients much in this dish except to use fresh garlic and ginger instead of dried. I did change the way it is put together a little, though. This recipe doesn't say what to do with the marinade, so I removed the pork and drained it well. I seared the pork first in a very hot wok and then removed it from the pan. Then I browned the onions, peppers, celery and carrot (which I grated) before adding the pork back in along with the reserved marinade, simmered it a bit and then put in the cabbage and sweet chili sauce. For the noodles I used half sweet and half hot chile sauce and cut back the sesame oil a little. This was a bit labor-intensive with all the chopping, but we enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the recipe, thriftybob.
I joined a CSA this year and didn't know what to do with nappa cabbage and found this recipe. Awesome, just awesome. I substituted chicken breast. Just a nice heat...just as is. If you really like heat...add more cracked red pepper to the saute. I also used whole wheat angel hair pasta. It does make enough for 6...so cut back if you are cooking for less. Thanks "thriftybob".... I'm sharing this with my CSA!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Spicy Pork and Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with Spicy Noodles
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 174
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