March 24, 2019

Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese – Moderate Sugar Effect

Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese

Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese is a new favourite in our household.  A fresh and flavour packed upgrade in the traditional Italian dish.  You will find an upgrade in the nutrition too.

This includes extra garlic, ginger and a healthier noodle amongst other things.  Always purchase the darkest noodles you can find they have a slower sugar release than the traditional whiter noodles which can be more highly processed.

Let’s take a look at why this dish might be healthier than its traditional counterpart:

  • Extra garlic – which helps boost immunities as well as having high levels of compounds which are thought to reduce blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart diseases like heart attack and strokes.
  • Lots of ginger – it’s antibacterial properties help ward off everything from throat infections to bladder infections and a few more things in between.

Of course, you lose the traditional Italian tomato base.  Which is high in antioxidant lycopene and vitamin C which is a great immune system booster.  However, too many tomatoes do cause bloating and can make you feel uncomfortable.  So this seems like a great alternative and definitely a welcome change.

Please let me know if you enjoy it in the comment section below.

Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese

A delicious twist on the traditional dish from Italy, Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese is an amazing alternative of a dish that has been enjoyed all over the world for centuries
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time57 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chinese, ground pork
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 5 tsp crushed garlic
  • 500 g ground pork or turkey (50/50 works well too)
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hoiin sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine (sweet sherry is a good substitute)
  • 1 cup chopped mixed peppers (frozen are great!)
  • 400 g cooked noodles to serve

Instructions

  • First, take the spring onions cut away the green from the white parts.  Cut the green into discs and slice the white parts into thin strips
  • Heat a wok or frying pan over a high heat and add the olive oil
  • Add the garlic and chopped ginger and stir in the green parts of the spring onion and cook for 1 minute
  • Add the minced meat and use a wooden spoon to make sure it breaks up well.  Stir to combine with the ginger, garlic and onion
  • Add the Miso, soy sauce, and Hoisin sauce to the mince mixture and stir until combined 
  • Add the wine or sherry and peppers then stir once more and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes
  • Serve in bowls over the cooked noodles and place the sliced whites of the spring onions on top along with some slices of chili if desired

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