Chinese style pork chops with stir fried noodles and veg

Hey lovelies

we always have a pack of cheap and cheerful pork chops knocking around the freezer screaming to be used up.

If I had to pick one of my favorite types of world cuisine it would be Chinese,

Id honestly eat it every night if I could and added bonus is it’s so easy to cook at home

This dish is a huge hit with the smalies , because most kids will eat noodles until they come out of there ears and you can pick and mix their preferred veggies to serve from the wok.

The grown-ups will love the sticky and sweet pork chops making the overall dish a huge hit with all the family.

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Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons  oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-star anise
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-centimeter cube of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 400g fine dried noodles per person
  • 1 onion
  • 1 scallion sliced
  • 60g broccoli
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 green or red pepper
  • 60g mushrooms sliced

Method (Serves 4)

you will need a small saucepan, an ovenproof dish, and a wok 

preheat oven to 180c

pat each pork chop with some kitchen roll to remove any excess water

to make your sauce in a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and star anise over a gentle heat until the brown sugar has dissolved

add pork chops to an ovenproof dish pour the sauce over the chops, totally immerse the chops in the sauce and oven bake for 20 mins

crush garlic, finely dice ginger and onion

slice the carrot into matchsticks

chop broccoli into bite-size florets, slice pepper mushrooms and scallion

soften noodles in boiling water while you work the wok

in your wok heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil over a medium heat

add your garlic and ginger and fry for a minute and then add in the onion browning for another 3 mins

chuck in your broccoli and carrot and stir-fry for 5 mins

add the rest of the veggies stir-frying for a further 5 minutes

season with a little salt and pepper

now to the wok add your drained noodles with a little sesame oil and give a good mix frying for another 4 minutes

take your chops from the oven and strain the sauce using a sift into a bowl leaving a little glaze on the chops

finish the chops under grill just to crisp the fat up

pour the sauce over the noodles and veggies and give a final mix

serve and devour