Noodles With Ginger, Pork and Bok Choy
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb baby bok choy (4 or 5 small heads)
  • 1 ounce ginger root (1 fat 2-inch-thick knob)
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces rice noodles, not too thin
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 1 pound lean ground pork (or turkey)
  • ¼ cup plus 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh Thai or JalapeƱo pepper, seeded if desired, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame oil, more for drizzling
  • Cilantro or torn basil, for serving
  • Black vinegar, for serving
  • Sriracha or other chili sauce, for serving
Instructions
  1. Trim bok choy and separate dark green tops from white stems; leave tops whole and thinly slice stems. Peel the ginger and finely chop half of it. Slice remaining ginger into thin matchsticks.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package instructions (usually 5 minutes or so). Drain and run under cool water; drain again. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, breaking up with a fork, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season with 1½ tablespoons soy sauce and ½ tablespoon rice wine vinegar. Use a slotted spoon to transfer meat to a bowl.
  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Stir in half the scallions, the chopped ginger, the garlic and the chile. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add bok choy stems and cook until almost tender, about 2 minutes. Toss in leaves and return pork to skillet.
  5. Add the noodles, remaining ¼ cup soy sauce, hoisin and 1½ tablespoons rice vinegar into the pan. Stir together and cook until just warmed through.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with remaining scallions, sesame seeds, sesame oil and herbs.
  7. In a small bowl, combine ginger matchsticks with just enough black vinegar to cover. Serve ginger mixture alongside noodles as a garnish.
Recipe by Nerds with Knives at https://nerdswithknives.com/noodles-with-ginger-pork-or-turkey-and-bok-choy/