Pork & Noodle Asian-style Salad

Pork & Noodle Asian-style Salad
Servings: 6 Prep 35 mins Cook 450°F 20 mins

Ingredients

Salad:
  • 1 pork tenderloin (10 to 12 ounces), trimmed
  • 1/2 pound vermicelli or thin spaghetti
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup thinly sliced snowpeas (3 ounces)
  • 4 radishes, cut into matchsticks
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons tamari or teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons rice or cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

Make It

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Season pork with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices; cut slices into 1/4 inch-thick strips.

2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add vermicelli. After 2 minutes, add carrots. After 2 more minutes, add snowpeas. Cook for 1 minute longer, then drain, transfer to a large bowl, and toss with radishes, cilantro, and 1 teaspoon sesame oil.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a slow stream, whisking until thickened. Pour all but 2 tablespoons dressing over noodles, and toss well to combine. Toss pork with the remaining 2 tablespoons dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 479, Fat, total (g): 16, carb. (g): 55, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 28, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.