Sesame Pork Lomein

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!

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Sesame Pork Lomein

Measurements are not exact because this is a recipe for leftovers – adapt and have fun!

Ingredients

  • 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

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Directions

  • 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 :)

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