It’s thought to be good luck to serve pork on New Year’s Day, and we could all use a bit of good fortune going into 2022! Rather than a roast, which can be quite time consuming, I like to make this quick pork noodle soup, which comes together in 30 minutes start to finish. Nourishing, hydrating (in case you had a bit too much champagne on New Year’s Eve) and delicious, it’s the perfect dish to serve to the ones you love as you kick off a new year together.
- Large stock pot
- 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ginger, minced
- ½ cup shiitake or button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 4 cups chicken stock (I use Kitchen Basics)
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, sliced thinly
- 4 ounces rice noodles (I use Mama Rice Vermicelli Noodles)
- 1 large handful spinach
- Heat sesame or olive oil over medium heat in a large stock pot.
- Add minced garlic, shallot and ginger and cook until soft and fragrant, about 4 minutes.
- Add sliced mushrooms and stir to coat in oil. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, stir, and continue to cook for about another 4 minutes.
- Add coconut aminos and broth and bring to a boil.
- Add sliced pork tenderloin, lower heat to medium high and allow to cook until meat is cooked through and juices run clear when you cut into a slice, about 5 minutes.
- Add rice noodles and spinach and allow to cook until noodles and spinach are tender, about 2 minutes.