Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
YieldsServes 4Total Time30 mins
AuthorKate Washington,
Time: 30 minutes. A takeoff on the cook-it-yourself soup believed to have hailed from Mongolia, this hot pot combines zippy ginger broth, crisp asparagus, and slurpable noodles into a super-quick one-bowl supper.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain, then set aside.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine broth, ginger, and soy sauce and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 3
3

Thinly slice pork, then add to broth along with asparagus. Stir to separate meat slices and cook until pork is no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in green onions and noodles. Serve with Sriracha.

Step 4
4

*Look for Sriracha, an Asian red chili sauce, in your market's Asian foods aisle.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 6 ounces dried chow mein noodles
 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb.), fat trimmed
 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 1-in. pieces
 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  Sriracha*

Directions

Step 1
1

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain, then set aside.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine broth, ginger, and soy sauce and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Step 3
3

Thinly slice pork, then add to broth along with asparagus. Stir to separate meat slices and cook until pork is no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in green onions and noodles. Serve with Sriracha.

Step 4
4

*Look for Sriracha, an Asian red chili sauce, in your market's Asian foods aisle.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup