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thai lettuce cups

 

 

 

 

ingredients

  1. bibb or butter lettuce
  2. ground pork
  3. water chestnuts (1 can)
  4. soy sauce
  5. onion (1/2 medium)
  6. toppings: grated carrots, cilantro, thinly sliced peppers, jalepenos, avocado, sour cream, siracha

directions

  1. separate the lettuce-making sure to preserve the cups. wash and dry well
  2. heat olive oil in a pan and saute the onion
  3. add pork to the onion once softened and cook until browned
  4. add water chestnuts and combine
  5. add soy sauce to desired saltiness
  6. serve with all toppings for build-your-own cups
  7. enjoy

variations

  1. this can be done with any meat, seafood or veggie (stir fried veggies/chopped tofu would be great). we have also done grilled shrimp–grilling and then chopping the shrimp and tossing with fresh onion and tomatoes–a delicious summertime dish
  2. add any toppings you like
  3. we make a mixture of sour cream and siracha and dip the cups in–yum!

roasted pork tenderloin & cauliflower hash

ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins, 3/4 lb. each
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 T rosemary, minced
  • 1 T sage, minced
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored & cut into 1/4″ dice
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled & cut into 1/4″ dice
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, cut into 1/4″ dice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 T olive oil

directions

  1. pat pork tenderloins dry.  season with salt and pepper, and coat with herb mixture.
  2. pre-heat oven to 400°f.
  3. heat 1 T oil in an ovenproof skillet over moderate heat.  add seasoned tenderloins and brown for 4 minutes per side.
  4. place skillet in oven and roast pork until thermometer inserted in thickest part of tenderloin reads 145-150°f, approximately 12-15 minutes.  when done, transfer pork to cutting board, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. steam potatoes and cauliflower until tender. drain and cool.
  6. heat 1 T oil in skillet, add bacon, and cook over moderate heat until crispy, approximately 5 minutes.
  7. add onion to skillet and cook until browned, stirring occasionally, approximately 10 minutes.
  8. add apple to skillet and cook until apple softens, approximately 2 minutes.
  9. add potato and cauiflower to skillet and cook until browned, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  10. season hash with salt & pepper to taste.
  11. slice pork into 1/2″ thick medallions and serve over cauliflower hash.
  12. enjoy.

pulled pork sandwiches

ingredients

  • pork shoulder
  • barbecue sauce
  • sandwich buns

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