We used leftover pork shoulder for this recipe and it worked beautifully. If you don’t have any leftover pork, you can use pork shoulder steaks.

Pork with noodles

A tasty meal using up leftover pork




2 tbsp olive oil

500g leftover pork shoulder

or pork shoulder steaks, cut into 1cm thick slices

2 shallots, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1cm piece of fresh root ginger,

peeled and grated

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp soft brown sugar

100g fresh baby spinach leaves

400ml can of coconut milk

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander

250g fine egg noodles

1 Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the pork slices, fry them until brown and then place to one side.

2 Return the pan to the heat and add the shallot, garlic and ginger. Fry for 2 minutes, stirring. Return the pork to the pan, then add the fish sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar and combine with the pork and shallots.

3 Throw in the spinach leaves and let them wilt down for a few minutes. Add the coconut milk and coriander

and stir, then simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

4 Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Place some noodles in each dish or bowl and add some of the pork mixture on top.

Recipe created by Romilla Arber from the food education trust. Get more information here foodeducationtrust.com

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