I recently was given the opportunity to review Food Nouveau‘s Cookbook Simply Citrus. A fantastic book filled with citrus inspired desserts, sauces, and meals like her Sticky Ginger & Mandarin Pork with Herb Noodle Salad I’m sharing today. One of my favourites I’ve tried from the book so far, it’s full of simple but beautifully paired flavours.
With creating and making so many of my own recipes so often, I really don’t leave enough room to try other food bloggers recipes. I was delighted to be invited out of my own corner of food creation with the opportunity to cook and share from Marie’s cookbook!
Especially with citrus season just around the corner! I couldn’t resist making her Ginger Mandarin Pork with Herb Noodle Salad as the mandarins have just started popping up in my local grocery store!
What I Loved About This Recipe
- The instruction for the recipe were very clear and easy to follow along
- The ingredients were easy to find (no crazy specialty items) and you might even have most already in your pantry
- Even though the ingredients were mostly all fresh, the recipe was easy to execute and didn’t require a lot of prep
- I love that this recipe can be planned ahead by marinating overnight for a week night meal or made on spot to enjoy on the weekend
- Aside from marinating, it took next to no time to make
- The flavours were simple but paired together, made a seriously delicious dish
Other Simply Citrus Recipes I'm Looking Forward to Trying
- Kale, Cilantro and Chorizo Tabbouleh
- Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
- Roasted Sweet Potato, Lentil and Orange Salad
- Squash and Clementine Mini Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream
My mouth is watering just writing them out! But have a look for yourself! Simply Citrus is available on Amazon through the following link!
Win a Copy of Simply Citrus!
A big thank you to Marie – Food Nouveau for allowing me to share with you her wonderful book! Recipe from Simply Citrus by Marie Asselin, reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.
Sticky Ginger Mandarin Pork with Herb Noodle Salad
A recipe by Food Nouveau from her Simply Citrus Cookbook. Mandarin ginger pork served over a herby noodle salad. Simple flavours that are perfectly paired to make the most delicious dish!
- Prep Time: 1 Hour
- Cook Time: 50 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings
- 1/4 Cup of Japanese Soy Sauce (I used Tamari)
- 1 Tbsp of Honey
- 1 Tbsp of Grated Ginger
- 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Mandarin Juice plus 1 Tbsp of Zest
- 1/2 Tsp of Sea Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 10 oz of Dry Asian Style Noodles (I used Ramen)
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
- 1/4 Chopped Fresh Mint
- 2 Green Onions, Sliced
- Sea Salt Flakes to taste
- Ground Pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, ginger, mandarin juice, zest, salt and pepper together. Place pork loin in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over top. Seal bag and allow to marinade in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350F and heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Remove pork loin from bag and set aside marinade to use later. Place the pork loin in the heated skillet and sear on all sides. Transfer skillet to the oven and allow to cook for approx 20 minutes or until internal temperature reads 145F
- Meanwhile, pour the remaining marinade into a small pot. Bring to a boil and then lower heat allowing it to simmer for 5 minutes or until it thickens. Remove from heat and place a lid over top to keep warm
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add noodles, cooking according to product instructions. Once cooked remove and drain, transfer noodles to a large bowl and drizzle half of the thickened marinade over top. Add herbs and onion, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
- Once the pork is done, transfer to a cutting board and brush remaining marinade over. Cover with aluminum and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing into thing pieces
- Divide noodles into 4 separate bowls and divide pork among the bowls as well