Vietnamese Noodle Bowl with Glazed Pork

Photo by Kimberly D.
Adapted from rachaelraymag.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from rachaelraymag.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup plus 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons (packed) brown sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon grated garlic

  • 4

    boneless pork cutlets or chops (1 lb total), pounded 1/4 inch thick

  • 1/2

    cup fresh lime juice

  • 1/4

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2

    small red chile (optional)

  • 2/3

    pound dried rice vermicelli

  • 2

    teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 3

    cucumbers, cut into cubes

  • 5

    carrots, shredded

  • 1/2

    head green-leaf lettuce, thinly sliced

  • 1

    bunch cilantro, chopped

  • 1

    bunch mint, chopped

Directions

In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp. fish sauce, the brown sugar, garlic and 2 tbsp. water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Put the pork in a resealable bag, pour in the fish sauce mixture and massage to coat the pork. Let the pork marinate at room temperature for at least 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight. 2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a small jar or plastic container with a lid, shake the lime juice, remaining 1/4 cup fish sauce, the granulated sugar and chile, if using, to make the dressing. 3. Add the vermicelli to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain well. 4. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the oil over high heat until smoking. Add the pork, reserving the marinade. Cook, turning once, until the meat is golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the marinade into the skillet and cook, turning the pork once, until the marinade is thickened to a glaze, about 30 seconds. Transfer the pork to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain. 5. Divide the noodles among bowls. Arrange the pork, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, cilantro and mint on top. Pour on the dressing before eating.

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