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Five Spice Pork Lo Mein

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Five Spice Pork Lo Mein – Lo Mein is a classic take out dish, but this takes it up a notch.  Chinese Five Spice Powder gives tons of great flavor in this quick and easy dinner!

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein - Lo Mein is a classic take out dish, but this takes it up a notch.  Chinese Five Spice Powder gives tons of great flavor in this quick and easy dinner!

We have had crazy weather here this summer.  We had the most rain ever during our spring.  Then it continued into summer. Lots of rain and cool weather.  A few of my sons baseball games have been cancelled, and we haven’t made very many trips to the pool.  The one super hot week we had, we were visiting family in Wisconsin.  So now that our summer travels have slowed down, I am hoping that the weather cooperates.  We were finally able to go to our neighborhood pool yesterday.  And my son was able to play his last regular season baseball game.  I am taking that as a sign that things are looking up!

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Baseball nights mean that our dinner is completely screwed up.  We usually eat in shifts, or bring our dinner to the game.  So I love a dinner that I can make, everyone will eat, it reheats well, and I don’t have to do much work.  We found this pork lo mein years ago, and it is still in our rotation! It is super flavorful, and makes great leftovers as well!  Lo Mein is a classic dish on every Chinese take-out menu.  But adding 5 spice powder makes it come alive.  We are huge fans of pork tenderloin, it is so tender, and works perfectly for this pork lo mein.  It is ready in 20 minutes, so you can have dinner on the table even on your busiest night.

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein - Lo Mein is a classic take out dish, but this takes it up a notch.  Chinese Five Spice Powder gives tons of great flavor in this quick and easy dinner!

My 10 year old loves this Five Spice Pork Lo Mein.  It is super simple, without a lot of extras, which I think is why he likes it.  He isn’t the biggest fan of veggies, so with this lo mein, he doesn’t have to pick around them.  If your family loves veggies, feel free to add them in! Plus most of the ingredients are pantry staples.  Hoisin sauce and 5 spice will keep forever.  So you don’t have to worry about having ingredients go unused.

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein
 
Serves: 4
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Chinese 5 Spice flavored pork over lo mein noodles. Quick and easy dinner for the whole family.
Ingredients
  • 1 package uncooked Chinese-style noodles
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1½ Tbls five-spice powder
  • 1 (approx 1 lb)pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place in a large bowl. Snip noodles several times with kitchen scissors.
  2. Combine ginger, five-spice powder, and pork in a medium bowl; add ¼ teaspoon salt, tossing to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add pork mixture; saute 2 minutes or until browned. Stir in remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, water, and hoisin sauce; cook 2 minutes or until pork is done. Add pork mixture and green onions to noodles; toss well to combine.
Notes
Adapted from Cooking Light

Linked to:  “Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.”

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Comments

  1. Apron Appeal says:

    I just watched "Good Eats" about aian noodles so now II want to make all of my asain recipes with real asian noddles instead of pasta.

  2. Apron Appeal says:

    I just watched "Good Eats" about aian noodles so now II want to make all of my asain recipes with real asian noddles instead of pasta.

  3. I love going to pick berries during the start of summer, but I never buy them. I just eat them on the spot… kilos of them! Hahaha.
    Well I am still a student you see.
    Hey the stir-fry noodles looks like a great summer treat!

  4. I love going to pick berries during the start of summer, but I never buy them. I just eat them on the spot… kilos of them! Hahaha.
    Well I am still a student you see.
    Hey the stir-fry noodles looks like a great summer treat!

  5. This looks great! What a wonderful way to serve a stir-fry.

  6. This looks great! What a wonderful way to serve a stir-fry.

  7. Looks delicious! I made Spicy Beef Lo Mein on my blog last week…brilliant minds thinking a like! I LOVE the pork in it!

  8. Looks delicious! I made Spicy Beef Lo Mein on my blog last week…brilliant minds thinking a like! I LOVE the pork in it!

  9. Janet@ from cupcakes to caviar says:

    I love Lo Mein and this one sounds wonderful. Definitely going on the to make list and definitely buzzed :-)

  10. Janet@ from cupcakes to caviar says:

    I love Lo Mein and this one sounds wonderful. Definitely going on the to make list and definitely buzzed :-)

  11. This looks awesome! I can never find chinese-style noodles at my store, so spaghetti will have to suffice. :)

  12. This looks awesome! I can never find chinese-style noodles at my store, so spaghetti will have to suffice. :)

  13. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    This looks and sounds amazing – I'm always looking for good pork tenderloin recipes so this is great – so glad I'm following you!
    Mary

  14. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    This looks and sounds amazing – I'm always looking for good pork tenderloin recipes so this is great – so glad I'm following you!
    Mary

  15. Carolyn says:

    Looks like a quick wonderful meal. Great for a weeknight!

  16. Carolyn says:

    Looks like a quick wonderful meal. Great for a weeknight!

  17. A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says:

    Oh, I love to have this for lunch today. Sadly, I'll have to stick with my sandwich. :(

  18. A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says:

    Oh, I love to have this for lunch today. Sadly, I'll have to stick with my sandwich. :(

  19. Biren @ Roti n Rice says:

    Your lo mein looks delicious! I just made a slightly different version of these noodles. They are a great pantry staple.

  20. Biren @ Roti n Rice says:

    Your lo mein looks delicious! I just made a slightly different version of these noodles. They are a great pantry staple.

  21. claire gallam says:

    I love spicy lo mein!! My husband is obsessed!!

  22. claire gallam says:

    I love spicy lo mein!! My husband is obsessed!!

  23. icancookthat says:

    So easy, yet so yummy. This is a great recipe!

    Strawberry picking sounds like so much fun, I hope you had a great time! I can't wait to see what strawberry-filled recipes you come up with.

  24. icancookthat says:

    So easy, yet so yummy. This is a great recipe!

    Strawberry picking sounds like so much fun, I hope you had a great time! I can't wait to see what strawberry-filled recipes you come up with.

  25. All That I'm Eating says:

    This looks and sounds lovely. I love using pork for this kind of dish.

  26. All That I'm Eating says:

    This looks and sounds lovely. I love using pork for this kind of dish.

  27. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Oh looks delicious! I love noodles and especially when we stir-fry… it's easy and quick, and delicious!!!

  28. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Oh looks delicious! I love noodles and especially when we stir-fry… it's easy and quick, and delicious!!!

  29. Yum! I'm so hooked on Chinese noodles…this looks like a lovely, light take on a classic!

  30. Yum! I'm so hooked on Chinese noodles…this looks like a lovely, light take on a classic!

  31. I could eat noodles about as often as I can eat rice. I guess that would be 24/7! This dish looks delicious! Looking forward to your strawberry extravaganza too! : )

  32. I could eat noodles about as often as I can eat rice. I guess that would be 24/7! This dish looks delicious! Looking forward to your strawberry extravaganza too! : )

  33. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    I have been on an Asian kick lately. I love trying all of the different noodle varieties out there.

  34. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    I have been on an Asian kick lately. I love trying all of the different noodle varieties out there.

  35. Curry and Comfort says:

    I love this dish. Yum! The picture looks so good I wish I could reach in and have a bite. : ) Great Job.

  36. Curry and Comfort says:

    I love this dish. Yum! The picture looks so good I wish I could reach in and have a bite. : ) Great Job.

  37. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I'm jealous, I'd love to have that many in my fridge right now. I've been living on fresh strawberries and pineapple!! :)

  38. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    I'm jealous, I'd love to have that many in my fridge right now. I've been living on fresh strawberries and pineapple!! :)

  39. Erin, what a fabulous entree…love these flavors. Can't wait to see your berry creations~

  40. Erin, what a fabulous entree…love these flavors. Can't wait to see your berry creations~

  41. Kate@Diethood says:

    Easy and delicious…and you made me hungry! :)

  42. Kate@Diethood says:

    Easy and delicious…and you made me hungry! :)

  43. I have never made my own lo mein. This looks really good!!!

  44. I have never made my own lo mein. This looks really good!!!

  45. My Little Space says:

    Oooo… what a great looking Chinese noodle. Yummmm…
    Kristy

  46. My Little Space says:

    Oooo… what a great looking Chinese noodle. Yummmm…
    Kristy

  47. Oh that sounds like a delicious recipe for Pork Lo Mein. I've never made my own – maybe it's time to try!

  48. Oh that sounds like a delicious recipe for Pork Lo Mein. I've never made my own – maybe it's time to try!

  49. Your lo mein looks fabulous!
    Cookin' Canuck and I are in week 3 of Get Grillin’ and would love to have you join us. Please link up to 3 entree recipes including this dish. Doing so will qualify you to enter our Ild De France Cheese giveaway. It's also a way to share your amazing recipes with all of us. http://su.pr/17fizq

  50. Your lo mein looks fabulous!
    Cookin' Canuck and I are in week 3 of Get Grillin’ and would love to have you join us. Please link up to 3 entree recipes including this dish. Doing so will qualify you to enter our Ild De France Cheese giveaway. It's also a way to share your amazing recipes with all of us. http://su.pr/17fizq

  51. Easy and flavorful! Yummy!

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