Friday, November 11, 2011

Asian Pork Noodle Soup

Soups are favorites in our house during cold weather. One of my favorites is an Asian Pork Noodle Soup. I make this often, usually before it gets really cold and something more substantial is needed. I found the recipe in a magazine, but don't recall which one. I have subtracted and added to make it my own. Recipe is below.

Asian Pork Noodle Soup

2¼ cups chicken broth
2¼ cups water
4 half inch slices fresh ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon red curry paste (I use Thai Kitchen
1 half inch thick boneless pork chop, trimmed of all fat
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 ounces rice sticks or other Asian noodles*
½ cup very thinly sliced radishes
½ cup chopped broccoli
¼ cup cilantro leaves

In a large sauce pan, combine the chicken broth, water, salt and red curry paste. Bring to boil, add the 4 slices fresh ginger (I don't even bother peeling it if in a hurry). Bring to boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 30 minutes.

While the broth is simmering, I very thinly slice the pork chop. It slices easily if barely frozen. Brown slices in sauté pan/fry pan in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
Prepare the noodles according to package directions.
Remove ginger from broth. Add chopped broccoli and pork, simmer until broccoli is tender but still quite green in color.
Rinse noodles in cold water, add to broth along with cilantro.
Ladle into soup bowls, garnish with sliced radishes.

Yield: 4 servings

* I have used vermicelli or angel hair pasta if I didn't have Asian noodles in the pantry.

Let me know how you like this soup! Thanks for visiting today.

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Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I know we would enjoy the favors of this soup. Might be on the menu tomorrow!

Kathleen said...

It looks delicious! Can you make it with spare ribs? :)

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks wonderful, Marigene! I love to order soup in Chinese and Japanese restaurants. They are so pure and simple tasting! Thanks for this one, it's a keeper!


Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks so good, Marigene, saving this one, we'd definitely love it. And just in time, the weather has gotten pretty cold today.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks wonderful!!

Great photo, too!

Diann said...

I am adding this to my soup recipe file. I want so different soups to try this winter. And this sonds realy good. We grew our own ginger this year for the first time so, I have that ingredient!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I have a feeling this tastes as good as it looks! It's cold here today and I'm in the mood for a soup!

Thank you for sharing this recipe!


Jo's This and That said...

It looks wonderful! Will try it!Joann

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How wonderful to see another recipe from you, Marigene! This sounds wonderful and I'm saving the recipe.

Sue said...

this sounds delicious....and I love pork of any kind....Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

MY GOSH but that looks delicious!!

Every single time I come to visit..and see the set of china in your header, I GASP! SOOO beautiful!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Now this looks yummy, Marigene! It would be good on the cool nights we have been having. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kathy said...

This looks and sounds quite delicious! We love soups here to! This would be a great addition to our collection!
Thank you for sharing,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I am craving delicious soups this time of the year. Your Asian Pork Noodle Soup is nothing like any recipe I have! What a great addition this will make to my recipe box.
Please join me and add this great recipe to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

Foley said...

Love soups...this looks super good and easy. Bet it's better the next day, most are!

CJ said...

Yum! I love your use of green in all you do, cooking and tablescaping! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. ~CJ

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'll have to try this. It is so different from any other soups that I make. I like anything with noodles!