Stir Fried Noodles

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Californians are still reeling from the shock and horror of the “worst storm to hit since 2008”. Chairs: knocked over. Drains: mildly over burdened. Pets: damp and smelly. It’s been a battle, but as usual we band together and find it within ourselves to overcome the trials and tribulations we feel as struggling citizens of this “golden” state.

stir fry ingredients

In my own personal attempt to move past the tragedy that left damp sidewalks everywhere and leaves scattered about willy nilly, I turn to pasta. Brimming with hope for a better tomorrow, it has brought a smile once more to my face. Thank you, carbs.

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Stir Fried Noodles
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Serves: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Noodles (from one packet of ramen, cooked and drained)
  • ½ jalepeno, diced fine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ c carnitas, chopped
  • 1 T miso paste
  • 2 T mirin
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T honey
  • ⅓ c chicken stock
  • 2 T oil
  • 1 green onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine miso, mirin, soy sauce, honey, and chicken stock. Set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high.
  3. Add garlic and jalepano, and cook until fragrant-- about one minute.
  4. Add chopped pork and, stirring frequently, fry until crispy-- about 5 minutes.Turn heat up to high.
  5. Add noodles and sauce to pan, stirring constantly until noodles are coated. Remove from pan and place into serving dishes.
  6. Add a bit more oil to the pan, lower the heat to medium, and crack in the eggs. Fry until cooked to your preference. Place on top of noodles, top with green onions, and nom!
  7. For you adventurous types, I added fresh chopped kale to my final dish and it was delightful. Believe it or not!
 

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2 thoughts on “Stir Fried Noodles

  1. Wonderful recipe! I was just craving these two days ago. Two comments from Vermont:
    1) We need translations here on words like “carnitas”, though I see in context that you mean pork. But is this a special kind of pork, or just any pork meat we find sitting around?
    2) In Vermont, it is a state law to add kale to all of our dishes. I’m glad to see that you are jumping on the band-wagon out there in soggy CA.

  2. Alice! It’s so nice to hear from you! Carnitas in this context means a slow-cooked pork shoulder that is falling apart. The shredded kind you find in most tacos, burritos, etc. I didn’t cook mine for this from scratch (part of why this recipe is easy breezy)– here you can pick it up at the grocery store (Trader Joe’s has it in the fresh section), Chipotle, or anywhere that makes burritos. Just get plain carnitas (no sauce or salsa added) and you are ready to rock. And cheers to all things kale!

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