Easy Pork Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, Broccoli and Carrots

Pork Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, Broccoli and CarrotsThis Quick and Easy Pork Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, Broccoli and Carrots has quickly become one of my favorite go-to recipes. I love to make this when I have leftover pork, especially the day after I make my equally simple and delicious Sous Vide Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin. In fact, when I make the Sous Vide Teriyaki Pork (and I love my Anova), I cook up a batch of white rice, let it cool and stick it in the refrigerator so it’s ready-to-go when I make this stir fry a day or two later. This dish, like all stir-fries, is better when made with day-old rice. A fresh batch of warm (or even lukewarm) rice tends not to fry well and can result in soggy, mushy sticky clumps (doesn’t that sound appetizing!). So leftover, well chilled refrigerated rice is definitely the way to go when making fried rice. If you’re in a rush and you crave pork fried rice tonight and you don’t have any leftover rice in the frig, just cook up some rice, spread it out on a baking sheet and stick in the refrigerator for an hour or so to let it dry out and chill.

As for the vegetables, the combination of edamame, corn, broccoli and carrots really works well together, but you can use pretty much whatever you have leftover in the refrigerator. This is a great dish for cleaning out the leftovers in your vegetable drawer. Just make sure that you cut the vegetables to roughly the same size so they cook evenly. And don’t forget the broccoli stalks. Peel them (or not) and slice them in quarter inch thick coins (or if their really big, half moons). I think a lot of people tend not to use the stalks, but they add a tasty, crispy crunch to the stir fry, or any dish for that matter. And if you have some frozen peas in the freezer, you can just toss in a handful when adding the other vegetables…no need to cook separately. Read More …

Instant Pot Spicy Asian Pulled Pork Shoulder

spicy pork shoulder pickled cucumbers over riceThis Instant Pot Spicy Asian Pulled Pork Shoulder is my new favorite Instant Pot dish. I have to give all the credit to the fabulous Melissa Clark for this great recipe. I don’t think this is technically a Korean dish, but I’ve labeled it as such because it uses gochujang, the inexpensive Korean chili paste that adds an incredible depth of flavors, on top of the tasty heat it adds to any dish. If you like things spicy, gochujang is like sriracha…it’s pretty much good on just about anything and is now available just about anywhere. The recipe also calls for gochugaru, Korean chili pepper flakes, which might be a little harder to find, but crushed red pepper flakes work almost as well.

This is one of those recipes that’s fun and easy to make, really hard to mess up and seems to come out great every time. You can serve like I have it pictured here, on rice topped with the pickled cucumbers, but it is also incredible on a Hawaiian-type slider roll (or any soft slider roll) with the the pickled cucumbers on top. You can also freeze any leftovers for when you need a quick fix of spicy barbecued pork. What I do is take 4-5 oz. portions and wrap them separately in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag and freeze. When I want some spicy pulled pork, I just pull one out of the freezer, pop it in the microwave for about a minute or two, and it’s ready to eat on some leftover rice or as a quick sandwich when you’re on-the-go. I’ve even wrapped it in a tortilla (talk about multi-cultural dining) and it was fantastic!

If you want some pulled pork that’s a little more American-style, try my Super Bowl Special Best Pulled Pork Sandwiches.

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Best Pulled Pork Sandwiches EVER! A Super Bowl Special!

best pulled pork sandwiches everIt’s that time of year and to me, Super Bowl means pulled pork sandwiches and a large batch of Oven Baked Chicken Wings…and oh yeah…almost forgot…an amazing football game (No Giants ’cause they sucked this year but I think it’s going to be a great game…Love Mahomes). I’m reprising this post (as I do every year about this time) because this is a great recipe for a Super Bowl party…slow-cooked, pulled pork sandwiches topped with my grandmother’s amazing Cole Slaw. The best thing about this pork recipe is it’s done in a slow cooker, so a lot of the cooking is hands-off, and it makes a ton of sandwiches for the party. The prep is really simple, the cooking is low and slow (it can be done overnight), the resulting flavors are incredible and, best of all, it makes dozens of sandwiches with very little effort…perfect for a party. And if any pork is left over (not likely) just divide it up into serving size portions (4-6 oz each), wrap in plastic wrap, stick in a freezer bag and freeze them. When you get that irresistible craving for a pulled pork sandwich, just pop one in the microwave for about 60 seconds, top it with some bbq sauce (I love Bullseye Original Flavor), put it in a lightly steamed bun, slap on some coleslaw and, in minutes, I guarantee you’ll be wallowing in the throes of pulled pork nirvana! It also works great in tacos, quesadillas and as a topping for nachos. And, if you still have room for dessert, you just gotta try these incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies…it’s the hand-chopped chocolate that sets them apart and makes them THE BEST!

Click here for Grandma Molly’s Legendary Homemade Cole Slaw recipe.

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Slow Cooker Asian Pork with Soba Noodles

Slow Cooker Asian Pork with Snow Peas and Red Peppers

Spicy Slow Cooker Asian Pork with Soba Noodles…If you love Asian food like I do, but shy away from making it because you think it’s difficult and time-consuming to prepare, give this delicious Slow Cooker Asian Pork recipe a try. It’s very simple and comes together really quickly once the pork has cooked low and slow for about 4-7 hours, depending on if you use the low or high setting on your cooker. You can get the pork started in the morning and when dinner time comes around, you just quickly cook the soba noodles, heat everything together in a skillet and in 15-20 minutes, it’s ready to go.

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Sous Vide Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

My new favorite cooking “toy” is my Anova Sous Vide machine…it’s the ultimate Really Cool Kitchen Tool.  Everything I’ve made so far (steak, chicken and pork) has come out perfectly every time with restaurant quality results…it’s kinda idiot-proof! All you do is just attach the machine to any pot, add water and click start, put whatever you want to cook in a sealable bag (any ziplock-type bag will do), remove the air, drop it in the water and set the timer!  You can also use the free wirelessly Bluetooth connected Anova Culinary app on your phone to find your recipe and cooking settings for exactly how you like it done, and just hit the “Start” button and the Anova goes to work.  Shown here is my Sous Vide pork tenderloin. I just marinated it in teriyaki for a few hours, placed it in the Sous Vide bath and after an hour at 136°, I removed it and seared it on all sides for 2 minutes in a screaming hot cast iron pan. It was tender, perfectly cooked from end-to-end and incredibly tasty. I know this sounds like a gushing paid-for review, but it’s really not…I just love it that much.

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Super Bowl Special – Best Pulled Pork Sandwiches EVER!

slow cooker pulled pork sandwichIt’s that time of year and to me, it’s the Super Bowl Special…the best pulled pork sandwiches ever and Oven Baked Chicken Wings…and oh yeah…an amazing football game. I’m reprising this post (as I do every year about this time) because this is a great recipe for a Super Bowl party…slow cooked, pulled pork sandwiches topped with my grandmother’s amazing Cole Slaw. The best thing about this pork recipe is it’s done in a slow cooker. The prep is really simple, the cooking is low and slow (it can be done overnight), the resulting flavors are incredible and, best of all, it makes dozens of sandwiches with very little effort…perfect for a party. And if any pork is left over (not likely) just divide it up into serving size portions (4-6 oz each), wrap in plastic wrap and freeze them. When you get that irresistible craving for a pulled pork sandwich,  just pop one in the microwave, top it with some bbq sauce (I love Bullseye Original Flavor), put it in a steamed bun, slap on some cole slaw and, in minutes, I guarantee you’ll be wallowing in the throes of pulled pork nirvana!

Click here for Grandma Molly’s Legendary Homemade Cole Slaw recipe.

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Super Bowl Special – GIANT Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I’m reprising this post because this is a great recipe for a Super Bowl party…slow cooked, pulled pork sandwiches topped with my grandmother’s amazing Cole Slaw. The best thing about this pork recipe is it’s done in a slow cooker. The prep is really simple, the cooking is low and slow (it can be done overnight), the resulting flavors are incredible and, best of all, it makes dozens of sandwiches with very little effort…perfect for a party. And if any pork is left over (not likely) just divide it up into serving size portions (4-6 oz each), wrap in plastic wrap and freeze them. When you get that irresistible craving for a pulled pork sandwich,  just pop one in the microwave, top it with some bbq sauce, put it in a steamed bun, slap on some cole slaw and, in minutes, I guarantee you’ll be wallowing in the throes of pulled pork nirvana!

Click here for Cookhacker’s printable Pulled Pork recipe.

Click here for Grandma Molly’s Legendary Homemade Cole Slaw recipe.

Broccoli and Pork Stir-Fry…Fast, Easy and Delicious

Tonight we  picked some fresh broccoli, scallions and an orange, added a few other ingredients (like  pork, which was kind of essential for this recipe, since it’s actually in the name) and came up with this incredible Broccoli and Pork Stir-Fry. This is one of those great dishes that is not only easy to make, but also very adaptable to what you have on hand. If you don’t have water chestnuts, just leave them out…if you want a little more crunch, add some cashews or peanuts…extra mushrooms in the fridge, toss them in. The two most important things are to make sure the skillet is very hot (you should see the oil shimmering) when you add the pork so you get a good sear and to cook the pork in two batches; if you crowd the pan, it will steam and not brown properly.  Other than that, it’s pretty tough to screw this up…and make sure you add the Sriracha at the end to give it that great spicy kick.

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Best Pulled Pork Sandwich Ever…and it’s Easy!

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Pulled Pork Sandwich

This is the best pulled pork sandwich ever! One of the great all-time euphoric eating experiences is a slow cooked, pulled pork sandwich topped with my grandmother’s amazing Cole Slaw. The best thing about this pork recipe is it’s done in a slow cooker. The prep is really simple, the cooking is low and slow (it can be done overnight), and the resulting flavors are really incredible.

After I cook and shred the pork, I divide it up into serving size portions (4-5 oz each), wrap each in plastic wrap and freeze them. When I get that unmistakable craving for a delicious pork sandwich, I just pop one in the microwave fora couple of minutes. Then I top it with some bbq sauce, put it in a steamed bun, slap on some coleslaw and, in minutes, I’m in pulled pork nirvana with what is absolutely one of the best sandwiches ever!

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