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Pork & Snap Pea Lo Mein

Pork & Snap Pea Lo Mein

Lo mein is a Chinese restaurant takeout favorite that’s easy to make at home. This lo mein recipe features lean pork loin chops and snap peas, but snow peas or asparagus work well too. Serve with shredded radish and cabbage tossed with rice vinegar.

Servings

4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/3cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1teaspoon sugar
  • 2tablespoons canola oil
  • 2cups snap peas, trimmed
  • 12ounces boneless pork loin chops or tenderloin, trimmed, cut into thin strips
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 3scallions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add pork and cook, stirring, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir the soy sauce mixture, pour into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Serve topped with scallions.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each)

Calories 413kcal
Carbohydrate Total 52g
Added Sugars 1g
Fiber 8g
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 756mg
Protein 27g
Potassium 412mg
Calcium 82mg
Folate 40mcg
Omega-3 1g
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 3mg
Vitamin B3 9mg