..went to the garden center (when did I get so old!) and also cooked this spicy little beauty.
I really hate to admit this but this is based on a ready meal I had. A M&S one I might add.....but a ready meal non the less. However this was much tastier and so easy to make. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients (is there any Asian recipe that doesn't say that in the foreword?), all are available from the supermarket.
What you need
500g pork mince
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 thumb piece of ginger, grated
2 spring onions, finely sliced
3 tbsp Toban Jhan (chilli bean paste)
1 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 packet of red miso soup
1 tsp Sichuan pepper corns
2 packs udon noodles
handful kale and tenderstem broccoli
What you need to do
This is a really quick dish to cook so get yourself organised first. Boil the kettle for the noodles and have the garlic, spring onions and ginger together in a bowl. Then in another bowl mix the Toban Jhan, tahini, soy sauce, sesame, puree, sugar, red miso and pepper.
Get a wok smoking hot with a tbsp of oil and then add the mince. Cook until crispy and then drain on kitchen paper.
Add another tsp of oil into the wok and then stir fry the ginger mixture for roughly a minute. Add the liquids with a cup of water, broccoli and then bring to the boil.
Put the noodles on. Add the pork and kale to the mixture and cook until the kale is cooked. Mix with the noodle and serve.