Ramen noodles with pork and a rich, spicy sauce

Ingredients

  • 80 g Sriracha chili garlic sauce, or 65 millilitres
  • 90 g soy sauce, or 65 millilitres
  • 70 g brown sugar, or 65 millilitres
  • 250 g minced pork, or mixed pork and beef
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 handful peanuts, crushed

Preparation

  1. Mix Sriracha sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar together
  2. Brown the pork
  3. Add peanuts and sauce mix to pork. Let it heat until it reduces by half.
  4. Boil the noodles. You can finish cooking them in the sauce.
  5. Mix the noodles with the sauce
  6. Serve topped with green onions

I have made this recipe a few times, because it's quick and doesn't require many fresh ingredients (only pork, and optional green onions). This is based on Budget Byte's recipe, and adapted to the metric system and German portion sizes.

I have learned a few tricks while making this:

  • Let the pan get really hot before adding the pork. You want the meat to brown, not just boil in its fat.
  • Don't let the pork clump together. Smaller bits mix better with the sauce and the pasta.
  • Crush the peanuts so that they mix with the pasta instead of slipping off your fork.
  • It's easier to measure by weight than by volume. You can throw everything into the same bowl.