Cellophane Noodle Salad With Roast PorkFrom wolfpackjack 7 years ago
- For the Pork: shopping list
- 1 lb pork tenderloin shopping list
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce shopping list
- 1/4 cup soy sauce shopping list
- 1/4 cup chinese rice wine or sake shopping list
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped shopping list
- 1 tsp minced garlic shopping list
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt shopping list
- For the salad: shopping list
- 8 oz thin bean-thread (cellophane/glass/mung bean) noodles shopping list
- 3/4 lb Chinese long or green beans, trimmed & cut into 3" pieces shopping list
- 1 seedless (English) cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced diagonally 1/8" thick shopping list
- 1 bunch scallions, jullienned shopping list
- 1 mango, firm-ripe, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced shopping list
- 2 carrots, cut into 1/8" thin matchsticks shopping list
- 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro shopping list
- 1/2 cup (or less) loosely packed mint leaves shopping list
- 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh, small, basil leaves shopping list
- For dressing shopping list
- 3/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar shopping list
- 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil (Note: the post recommended leaving this out because it wouldn't emulsify with the other ingredients and added no flavor) shopping list
- 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice shopping list
- 3 Tbsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger shopping list
- 1 large fresh jalapeno chile, seeded and minced shopping list
How to make it
- Make pork:
- Cut pork along the grain into long 1-1/2- to 2-inch wide strips. Remove and discard any sinew but do not trim fat. Transfer pork to a large sealable plastic bag. Stir together remaining pork ingredients in a small bowl until combined well. Add to pork and turn to coat, then squeeze bag to eliminate as much air as possible and seal. Marinate pork, chilled, at least 4 hours but no longer than 24.
- Put oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 375°F. Put 1/2" water in a 13 x 9" roasting pan and place a metal rack across top of pan (rack should not touch water).
- Remove pork from marinade, reserving marinade, and arrange pork strips 1 inch apart on rack. Roast in oven 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring marinade to a boil in a 1quart saucepan, then boil 1 minute (marinade may look curdled). Remove from heat.
- Brush both sides of pork with some marinade and roast 10 minutes more. Generously brush both sides of pork with marinade again and roast, basting 2 or 3 times, 10 minutes more
- Increase oven temperature to 400°F and roast pork until strips are mahogany-colored and caramelized on edges, 10 to 15 minutes more (pork should roast for a total of about 50 minutes). Transfer to a cutting board and let stand, loosely covered with foil, 10 minutes.
- Make dressing while pork roasts:
- Blend together all dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth. Stir before using.
- Cook noodles and beans for salad while pork finishes roasting:
- Soak noodles in cold water to cover until pliable, about 15 minutes, then drain in a colander. Cut noodles in half with kitchen shears.
- Cook beans in a 5 to 6 quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until crisp-tender, ~4 to 5 minutes. Transfer with a skimmer or slotted spoon to a large bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking, reserving cooking liquid in pot. Drain beans and pat dry.
- Return bean-cooking liquid to a boil, then cook noodles, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain noodles in colander and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Drain noodles again, then spread out on paper towels and pat dry.
- Assemble salad:
- Cut as much pork as desired for salad across the grain into 1/4" thick slices. (Note: The intensity of the flavor fades when the pork is sliced, so cut it as needed. Unsliced pork keeps, wrapped in foil and chilled, up to 3 days, or frozen, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a sealed plastic bag, up to 1 month)
- Toss noodles with 1/4 cup dressing in a bowl. Toss long beans with 2 Tbsp dressing in another bowl.
- Arrange pork, noodles, beans, and remaining salad ingredients on a large platter. Drizzle with some of dressing and serve remaining dressing on the side.
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The Cookwolfpackjack Raleigh, NC
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Oooh I love 'char siew'. Haven't had it in a while. I usually have it sliced over chinese wheat noodles doused in soy - Yummy! I don't know if I should thank you for posting this dave! You're making me crave it and the seams on my pants are already b...moredanadooley in Singapore loved it
Looks and sounds super delish, D. - great post! I'm saving this to try soon. =)lunasea in Orlando loved it
Wow Dave I used to get a variation of this salad at a Chinese restaurant that I lived across the street from in Oregon. Thanks for a great post. :)coffeebean53 in Charlotte loved it
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