I’m a Groupon novice because littletown Michigan doesn’t offer any cool local Groupons. But around the holidays, we gifted both of our families with family portraits. It had been…never…since we had family photos taken. It has been since Mr. P and I got hitched nearly 5 years ago, in fact.
It was a great gift and the shots turned out super cute.
But then came the ordering part…the Groupon part.
Thinking I was being soooo savvy, I purchased a few different Groupons for fun prints — canvases, wood, burlap…lots of fun stuff. Leave it to me, however, not to read the find print. I had to place each order individually and ship each individually. At $9.99 a pop.
Let’s not discuss how many of these various Groupon “steals” I purchased and redeemed. It’s too bad it was too good to be true. I guess I just assume the logical thing would have been to redeem several Groupons in the same order.
Since I spent half my savings in shipping costs to redeem my Groupons, I felt the need to be thrifty with dinner. Orrrrrrrr I just wanted this 1 pound tenderloin out of freezer. Freezer space is prime real estate in a foodie’s home.
Katie raved about this recipe and whole-heartedly trusting her foodie opinion, I was pumped to try this super easy, very flavorful dish. And that it was. We thoroughly enjoyed this meal and I just as much appreciated how quickly it came together and how great it reheated as leftovers. Easy peasy.
- ⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- juice of half a lime
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 Tbsp Sriracha
- 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
- 10 oz dry rice noodles
- 2 carrots, peeled and grated
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, oil, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, hoisin, lime juice, garlic and Sriracha. Add pork and turn to coat pork pieces; cover and allow to marinade overnight in the fridge.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the pork and marinade, heating to cook the pork until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the noodles per package instructions. Toss the cooked noodles and carrots with the cooked pork and sauce. Serve immediately.
Have a super day 🙂