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Heavenly Pork & Noodle Soup

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Heavenly Pork and Noodle Soup

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2011-10-26 Other
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An Asian specialty that can be prepared in your own home. What a great meal that will surely impress company.

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 inutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

3 cups Chicken Broth
¼ cup Soy Sauce
¼ cup Dry Sherry
3 Tbsp Packed Light Brown Sugar
4 cloves Fresh Garlic, peeled and micro-planed
1 2" Piece Fresh Ginger, peeled and micro-planed
2 Pieces Star Anise*
3 lb Boneless Pork Shoulder
1 head Bok Choy Cabbage, roughly chopped
3½ oz Dried Rice Vermicelli Noodles
½ cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
* Do Not Substitute

Directions:

1. Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and star anise in a large pot over high heat. Bring the liquid to a rolling boil.

2. Place the pork shoulder into a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Carefully pour the boiling broth over the pork, cover and cook on high for 3 hours.

3. Once done, remove the pork from the slow cooker and roughly shred the it.

4. Return the shredded pork to the broth and add the bok choy; cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes.

5. Break the noodles in half and place them in a deep dish or mixing bowl and pour about 4 cups of boiling water over them. Allow the noodles to sit in the water until they are al dente, about 10 minutes.

6. Divide the cooked noodles among six soup bowls and ladle the desired amount of soup over the noodles. Sprinkle with some of the cilantro and serve immediately accompanied by chop sticks, soup spoons, and additional cilantro.

Helpful Tips:

Do not substitute anise for the star anise, the result will be disappointing.