Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles

Under the headings of quick, easy, and a good way to stretch a half pound of pork, I present my friend Heidi’s Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first, but it’s surprisingly good and uses ingredients most of us can find all year round. Next time I think I’ll add a teaspoon of grated orange peel or some sliced kumquat for an added citrus edge.

First you sauté strips of boneless pork loin and garlic and then add a citrusy broth with carrots to complete the cooking, all while the pasta water is heating and the noodles are cooking. Everything quickly comes together at the end.

Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 2x1/2-inch strips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles, cooked, drained

Method

Get the water boiling for your noodles...

1 In a small bowl combine cumin, salt and pepper. Add pork; toss to coat.

2 In a large skillet heat oil over medium hight heat. Add the pork and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes or until browned.

3 In a small bowl blend the broth, orange juice, vinegar, and brown sugar. Reserve 1/4 cup of the broth mixture. Pour all but the reserved broth mixture into the skillet with the pork and garlic. Add the carrots. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. Cook 7-8 minutes.

4 Blend corn starch into reserved broth mixture. Stirring constantly, pour the corn starch mixture into the skillet to thicken the sauce. Add the green onions. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 more minute.

5 Toss with the noodles. Serve immediately.

12 Comments

  1. Jackie Steele

    If I wasn’t going out to dinner tonight I’d definitely make this!!! I bet it would be good substituting chicken for the pork as well!!

    Jackie in CT

  2. Kent "Der Chef"

    Absolutely as good as it sounded when I read it on my google home page this morning. I followed the recipe exactly and it was terrific for dinner this evening. My wife really liked it too. Jeff’s idea of adding lime, also sounds good. Jackie’s idea of chicken would work but the pork was excellent and I would do it again with pork because the sauce ads just the right picauant. Definetly will make it again!

  3. Ian McHaffie

    Great recipe. Started when I got some pork on special — and went googling! Glad I found it – I’ll certainly make it again. I added the orange zest, v. finely chopped. Many thanks. I’ll be back to this site!

  4. annalisa

    Made this last week, it was kind of bland. The family opted to not put this in heavy rotation. Still love this site though Elise.

  5. Rhonda

    I made this using pork that was leftover from the Bacon Wrapped Pork Roast recipe. It made the recipe even quicker to cook. I loved the combination of cumin and orange juice. Very flavorful.

  6. Erika

    Just made this for my family of four (incl. two toddlers). Super quick and easy to make and tasty. The kids liked it as is, but my hubby and I added just a splash of soy sauce. Chili garlic sauce might be good as a table add-on, as well.
    Will definitely make again! Thanks!

  7. xta

    Very delicious and light. I made it with chicken. I’ll make more sauce next time because it was so good. Thanks for this recipe.

  8. Carolina

    I receive three recipes a week on IGoogle from this site. When I was presented with this I was skeptical because I don’t really like pork and the list of ingredients looked so long (I’m new to cooking). I was, however, very pleasantly surprised while making this. It was extremely easy and fast to make. Plus the pork came out so flavorful and juicy, while the sauce was so good I made twice the recommended serving. In short very different, very easy, and very tasty. I give it a 8 1/2 out of 10!

  9. Valerie Durant

    This recipe is amazing…I added fresh ginger as well..compliments the cumin…a great recipe that is easy but people think you are a superb chef..

  10. Jean Geurts

    Just made this & it was very tasty! Added some frozen peas, red bell pepper & a shot of soy sauce. High quality egg noodles helped!

  11. Steve

    Sounds delish! Do you think serving this over Jasmine rice would be an alright substitute for the egg noodles?

    Sure, go for it. ~Elise

  12. lindsay

    I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for ages. I finally made it today and it was so good! Thanks for the consistently awesome recipes on this site!

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