January 23, 2012

Pork Lo Mein

In honor of entering into the Year of the Dragon, I decided to recreate one of my favorite Chinese dishes- pork lo mein! I adapted this recipe from the Weight Watchers website and adapted it to suit my tastes. One thing I did not do that I would recommend is to add scallions before serving. I had completely intended to, but I forgot to pick them up at the store and did not realize until  had already started cooking. In the original recipe, mushrooms are added, but since I don't do mushrooms, I left them out. If you want them, for 4 oz of mushromms the Points+ value will not change.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Pork Lo Mein 
Adapted from Weight Watchers

Makes 4 servings, serving size 1 1/4 cups

8 oz pork tenderloin, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons minced ginder
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, divided
8 oz whole wheat linguine
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 tablespoon diced onion
1/2 cup low sodium, fat free chicken broth
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/3 cup scallions

1. Combine pork, garlic, ginger and 2 tablespoons soy sauce in a bowl; marinate for 20 minutes.

2. Cook linguine with salted water according to the directions on the package; add carrots in the last 4 minutes of cooking; drain, and set aside.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet; add pork and onion and stir-fry until pork is cooked, about 6-8 minutes; add drained pasta and carrots, chicken broth, sesame oil and remaining soy sauce and heat through; add scallions right before serving.

Nutritional Information
Calories:  316
Fat: 7
Carbohydrates: 49
Fiber: 7
Protein: 20
Sodium: 523
Points+: 8


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