Vietnamese Caramelized Pork and Noodle Bowl
Yum! I'm making this.
When you want a salad for dinner, but don't really want salad...this is the salad to have. Because caramelized pork, vermicelli noodles and our dressing make this salad anything but ordinary. This is actually the first time I have made pork like this and it's unbelievable. Sweet spicy tender, Asian restaurant style pork. come on... boneless ribs right...can't go wrong with that one. and it's Vietnamese...fresh mint, cucumber, chili, and our wicked Vietnamese Green Tea & Mint Dressing. Just plain ole gooood. and if you want a bit of chili heat, we got you covered with our Super Hot Chili Sambal!
2 lbs boneless ribs
Vermicelli thin rice noodles (1 package)
Marinade Ingredients |
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp fresh minced or zested ginger
1 large garlic clove minced
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Salad Ingredients |
Matchstick cut carrots
1 English cucumber sliced thin
a few sprigs fresh mint (leaves removed from stems)
1 chili sliced for garnish or Wozz! Super Hot Chili Sambal if you want extra heat.
Wozz! Vietnamese Green Tea & Mint Dressing
To make marinade |
Combine all marinade ingredients in medium bowl
To make caramelized pork |
Turn oven on 400 degrees F
Remove boneless ribs from package. Cut extra fat off if needed. Dredge each boneless rib in marinade. ( Leave excess marinade for later.)
In a large (oven proof skillet or pan) turn stove top on medium high heat, add a couple tablespoons of oil and sear ribs until browned on all sides. If soy sauce/brown sugar starts burning, just add a bit of water to pan.
Once browned on each side, put pan in oven (you can add a splash of little more water if needed to keep from burning-the pan will get a bit dark from the sugar). Bake for 25 minutes. **while your pork is baking get your water boiling for noodles and prepare salad ingredients)
Remove ribs from oven and slice thinly. Place pork back into pan on stove top. Turn on medium high heat, add what's left of marinade, stir and cook for a couple more minutes. Remove from pan.
To make Vermicelli Noodles
Add Noodles to pot of boiling water and cook for 2-4 minutes. Remove and drain. Briefly run under cold water. (I just followed packaged directions) Drain.
Assemble Salad by adding a handful of full romaine leaves to one side of bowl, add a bit of noodles to bottom of bowl, add caramlized pork to another side of bowl, add cucumbers fanned, add pile of matchstick carrots, fresh mint leaves, add more noodles to center of bowl, garnish with chili. Dress salad with Vietnamese Green Tea & Mint Dressing. Add a tsp of Super Hot Chili Sambal to bowl if you want some extra heat.