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Pork and Bok Choy Noodle Soup

Amidst these crazy times and staying home all day, I find solace in something I can control (and devour). This super easy and simple pork and bok choy noodle soup really hit the spot. The broth is intensely flavorful (with the addition of a tiny bit of fish sauce) and is now a favorite in this house.


Pork and Bok Choy Noodle Soup

This simple dish's broth has a bold flavor and the pork and the silky bok choy make it a hearty, quick and easy meal.
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground pork; (or ground chicken or turkey)
  • 1-2 Bok Choy (12" full-grown type, not the small baby bok choy type); ends removed, rinsed, chopped into 1" wide pieces
  • 3 Green Onions; sliced
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger root; microplane grated
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 3 cans (14.5 oz cans each) Chicken broth (or 5½ cups homemade chicken broth) (I use Swanson less sodium chicken broth)
  • 2 TBLS Soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 1 tsp Fish sauce (I use Red Boat brand)
  • Flat wheat noodles (I use Wu-Mu brand wide dry noodles)

Instructions

  • Heat a little cooking oil in a pot on medium heat. Once hot, add ground pork, garlic, ginger, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper. Break up the pork into small bits and cook until no longer pink. 
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes for flavors to meld.
  • Then add soy sauce, fish sauce, chopped bok choy, and chopped green onions. Bring to a boil. Once at a boil, cook for 8 minutes, or until bok choy is tender. 
  • While waiting for it to boil, start a pot of water for your noodles. Cook noodles according to directions (if no directions, cook until tender). Drain, then distribute noodles between bowls and set aside.
  • To serve, ladle the soup, ground pork and bok choy over the noodles in each serving bowl.

Recipe Notes

  • Noodles: Try to find Chinese or Taiwanese wheat noodles (Wu-Mu brand is Taiwanese). I prefer flat noodles for soups, but any size works. If in a pinch and you can’t find the right noodles, you can use pasta, but make sure to salt the water if using pasta. Chinese/Taiwanese wheat pasta usually already has salt in the dough, whereas pasta usually does not.

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