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Miso Pork Noodle Soup
with bok choy

Active: 20 min Total: 25 min

This is my type of comfort food. I could slurp noodles forever. Miso provides an easy base for this noodle soup. If you know that miso is just not your thing, then just add a few splashes of soy sauce to chicken stock for a similar umami flavor. Crunchy bok choy gives this meal a pop of color and also cooks quickly, perfect for weeknight veggies. Our paleo version features zucchini noodles, so make sure you have a spiralizer!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Miso Pork Noodle Soup:
  • Lo mein noodles - 1/2 lb ((substitute linguine or a thicker pasta if you can't find lo mein noodles))
  • Bok choy - 1 lb, halved
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, chopped
  • Leftover pork tenderloin - 3/4 lb, sliced thinly
  • Water - 6 cups
  • Miso - 6 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp
  • Toasted sesame oil - 2 tsp
  • Rice vinegar - 1 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce - to taste

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Prep

  1. Cook noodles - {May already be done from Wednesday} Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt and add noodles. Cook according to package instructions and then drain. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Bok choy / Green onions - Prep. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Leftover pork - Slice thinly.

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Make

  1. Bring water to a boil (make sure you use a pot big enough to fit the bok choy). Stir in miso and first part of soy sauce.
  2. Add in bok choy and bring back to a boil. Turn heat off (the bok choy will continue to cook). Add in noodles and pork to warm up. Serve in bowls and top with green onions.
  3. Mix together second part of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and as much hot sauce as you want. Use as a dipping sauce for pork and bok choy. Yum!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (29)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (4)

19 reviews

our favorite cooksmarts creation to date! added in thai basil and lots of hot sauce.

By: mary
Posted: Jun 18, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't want the hassle of a separate dipping sauce while eating soup, so added the sauce into the broth with extra sesame oil and hot sauce. Pretty good! Since I overcooked yesterday's noodles, I had to improvise and used whole wheat spaghetti. The bok choy is a little hard to eat if only halved, so I suggest cutting it into whatever size you'd want to eat with a spoon or chopsticks!

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 19, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

OMG yum. That's all. But I agree that the sauce may have been better just dumped in the soup. I added lime juice as well.

By: Amber
Posted: Jan 23, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used pork belly. So gooood.

By: Andrew
Posted: Nov 13, 2014
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Made this to use up some of my giant tub of miso. It was fine, but nothing special. I liked the pork with the dipping sauce, but the soup could have used a lot more depth of flavor, and perhaps a different kind of vegetable for variety.

By: Amanda
Posted: Sep 27, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

ugh, just not good. I liked the dipping sauce- felt like I needed to pour it into my bowl for flavor. The bok choy seemed impossible to eat and slimy. The pork was good.

By: Cori
Posted: Jan 19, 2014
Diet: Original
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