Pork Peanut Dragon Noodles have you ever heard of the name of this dish, if so then you must be a gourmet, Apronese is right.
This is a quick dish, easy to make and the ingredients are extremely easy to find. All the delicious, sweet, crispy flavors are enough in this noodle dish, add a little pork to balance the nutrition and color.
A dish that you should try and make to entertain the whole family on busy days, because it is quite easy and quick to make.
Can I Use Any Kind of Noodles?
This recipe can be prepared with any type of noodle, but I suggest ramen noodles or egg noodles rather than traditional spaghetti noodles. I used about the equivalent of two standard 3oz. ramen packages in my noodles.
They came in a massive package, but I used about the same amount as two standard 3oz. Ramen packages at the grocery store were quite expensive, so it’s likely that you can make it for even less! Woo!
Dragon Noodles with Pork and Peanuts: What to Serve with Them
It is very important to serve this dish with something green because it is so sweet, rich, and indulgent. I grabbed a bag of baby bok choy from the international market and sautéed them until they were wilted and they were ready to serve.
You could even add some veggies to the noodles, if you want. Broccoli florets or even some fresh spinach would be awesome. Shredded napa cabbage would also be delicious. You can serve some Sesame Kale on the side as well!
Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles
In a nutshell, in my opinion, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit each of the bases. They’re a home-style comfort food perfect for those who are pressed for time.
Prep Time: 10 Mins/ Cook Time: 15 Mins/ Total Time: 25 Mins
Pork and Noodles
- 1/2 lb. ground pork* ($1.50)
- 2 3oz. packages ramen noodles (seasoning packets discarded) ($1.00)
- 3 green onions, sliced ($0.20)
- 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped ($0.12)
- Make the chili garlic sauce by combining the chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar together in a bowl.
- As the ground pork is being cooked in the skillet, ensure that it is browning on both sides. Once browned, stir in the prepared dragon sauce, along with some chopped peanuts, over medium heat until the sauce has reduced by half. Allow the pork and peanuts to simmer in the sauce for another 5 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced by half.
- In the meantime, you can start boiling water for your noodles. Once the water is boiling, add your noodles and continue to cook according to the directions on the package. Drain the noodles and set aside.
- Afterwards, add drained noodles to the skillet and toss until well combined. Once the sauce has reduced, add the noodles to the skillet and toss again until everything is evenly coated in sauce. Serve with sliced green onions on top and enjoy!
It would be best to drain excess fat after cooking and leave one tablespoon of the fat in the skillet to combine with the dragon sauce if there is an excess amount of fat after browning.
Serving: 1 Serving Calories: 655.8kcal Carbohydrates: 61.67g Protein: 25.77g Fat: 21.43g Sodium: 3418.53mg Fiber: 4.87g
The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.
How to Make Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles – Step by Step Photos
A dragon sauce is prepared by mixing 1 1/4 cups of chili garlic sauce, 1 1/4 cups of soy sauce, and 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar.
In the store next to the sriracha, you can find the chili garlic sauce, which is similar to the red chiles you’ll find in most stores. I like it because it’s like a chunkier version of sriracha.
Red chiles, garlic, vinegar, salt, and pepper are all the ingredients in this recipe. It is a simple, but easy way to make your sauce than by adding all of those ingredients separately.
To cook the ground pork, I added 1/2 lb. of ground pork to a skillet and cooked it over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
The ground pork was about 25% fat, so there wasn’t a need for me to add any extra oil after browning. The meat was rich enough that I did not have to add any more oil, but not so much that I had to drain the excess fat off.
In order for the sauce to blend with the pork, you will need about 1 tablespoon of fat in the skillet, so if your pork is very greasey, then drain some off before moving ahead.
I added the dragon sauce in addition to 1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts to the browned pork, and stirred well.
As the pork and peanuts simmer in the sauce for approximately five minutes, the sauce should have reduced by half by the time you drag your spatula across the skillet.
Ideally, it should be thick enough that a trail can be left in the skillet when you drag it and slowly fill in as you drag your spatula across. When the pork and peanuts are simmering, boil water for the noodles. Cook the noodles according to the package directions and drain them in a colander.
In fact, the pork is almost candied by this point and is SO GOOD that I had a hard time not just eating it right out of the skillet. The peanuts absorb some of the sauce as well, combining everything into a sauce that tastes like heaven.
The drained noodles should be added to the mixture of pork and peanuts along with the sesame oil. Toss everything together until everything is well coated.
After all the ingredients are combined, sprinkle some green onions over top of the dish and serve as soon as possible!
This is so freaking good, guys. This is so freaking good.
There are many ways to serve these noodles, but I would suggest making sure you serve them with something green to contrast all the richness of the pork and noodles.
Because the noodles are so flavorful, there is no need for you to add anything to your greens. Simply leave them as is to contrast the richness of the pork and noodles.
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