Hello interwebs! I have had a few recipes sitting on the back burner for a while now… here is one that I am ready to post It is SO easy to whip up an asian inspired dish with just a few seasonings and some leftover rice or noodles. We had leftover angel hair pasta one night, so the following evening I made lomein! We also had made what my husband loving calls a “pork butt” in the same week, so I used the leftovers for this dish, too. Win win!
Sesame Pork Lomein
Measurements are not exact because this is a recipe for leftovers – adapt and have fun!
- Pork or ham, diced
- Canola oil, 2 tsp
- Sesame oil, to taste
- Pasta, cooked
- Onions, chopped
- Bell pepper, diced
- Carrots, sliced or diced
- Garlic, I used chopped garlic in oil – about 1 tbsp
- Duck sauce, to taste
- Soy sauce, to taste
- Sesame seeds
- Scallion (Green Onions), for garnish
- If your meat or veggies aren’t diced.. dice them before you start! Things move quickly with this dish.
- Heat a wok or a deep skillet until hot.
- Add canola oil until hot, but not burnt.
- Add garlic, and cook all vegetables.
- Once your veggies get a little tender, add in the meat and stir to combine.
- Add to the mixture some sesame oil, soy sauce, and duck sauce and keep tasting your dish! If it is salty, DO NOT add more soy.
- When your sauce tastes good, add in your noodles and keep mixing.
- Serve when the noodles are warm (I always throw them in there cold) – I like to toss in my sesame seeds and green onions (chop them first!) and serve like that.
- I also love duck sauce, so I serve some on the side
If you successfully used leftover meat and noodles – feel good about not wasting those leftover foods and saving some serious cash