Spicy Pork/Turkey Udon Noodles

Time: 45 minutes

This is quick, delicious comfort food. You can make it all with pork, all with turkey or a bit of both… Enjoy with Kitaro.

Music Selection: Kitaro – Matsuri

Ingredients:

5 packs (1.25 kg) udon noodles

4 tsp sesame oil

4 Tbsp peanut oil

5 cloves, garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped

3 Tbsp ground fresh ginger

6 green onions, diced and whites/greens separated

2 Tbsp gochujang or red curry paste

2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1 lb ground pork

1 lb ground turkey

5 baby bokchoy, chopped

1 cup soy sauce

2 Tbsp cornstarch

3 cups mushrooms, sliced

Directions:

In large pot of boiling water, put the udon noodles and let them sit. Gently test them with the end of a wooden spoon to see if they are loose. If they separate, then immediately drain them and sprinkle 2 tsp of the sesame oil on them. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, gochujang and the cornstarch. Set aside.

In large wok, heat the peanut oil. Saute the turkey and pork meat, until brown. Add in the white parts of the green onion, the garlic and ginger. Cook until most of the moisture is gone.

Add in the mushrooms and when they get soft, add in the bok choy. Toss until the bok choy is cooked to the extent you like it.

Add in the noodles and toss. Ensure most of the moisture is out of the wok.

Whisk the soy sauce mixture and add on to the noodles and meat. Mix it a few times. Turn off heat.

To serve, put some of the noodles and meat in a bowl. Sprinkle on the green onion tips and some toasted sesame seeds. Serve with sriracha if you like it hot.

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