Tonight I’m working magic on yesterday’s dinnerfeed with leftover pork from the Roasted Pork with Rosemary and Garlic. With this Pork Lo Mein, I’m also conjuring up time which I saved from using pre-packed vegetables.
Packaged produce “kits” are great time savers and when selecting this dinner route, I
generally grab the pre-packs of Asian stir-fry vegetables. No doubt flavor and nutrition are lost at the processing plant but to my way of thinking, bagged veggies are better than no veggies.
This recipe is faster and less expensive than Asian carry-out and you can also bet it’s a healthier choice, especially if you don’t load up on the sodium-rich teriyaki. I added fresh ginger and shiitake mushrooms to the lo mein “kit” which exponentially elevated the flavor.
Mein (or mian) is simply the Chinese word for noodles. Lo mein means “tossed noodles,” while chow mein means “fried noodles.” If your grocer does not stock the bagged low mein vegetable and noodle pack or its equivalent, substitute 10 ounces bagged broccoli cole slaw and 4 ounces cooked Asian noodles or ramen, adding Teriyaki or soy sauce to taste.