On Monday I shared with you the totally delicious and amazing pulled pork that I had made on the weekend. I had found the recipe on a site called Primal Bites, and was very impressed with the texture and taste of this dish. The original recipe was called Paleo Pulled Pork 3 Ways. Although I didn’t plan on it, I ended up making one of the recommended leftover meals – Asian Pork and Slaw.
A five pound pork shoulder roast is a lot of food for two people, so, after day two we were still staring at a pile of leftovers, I went back to the site to check out the suggested leftover meals. This was a keeper for sure.
The recipe was simple enough, a package of pre-shredded broccoli and a simple dressing of sesame oil, apple cider vinegar and some spices. To accent the pulled pork, a bright topping of parsley and soya sauce flavoured with sesame oil and apple cider vinegar to match with the broccoli dressing.
The original recipe called for cilantro instead of parsley, but I am not a huge fan of cilantro, so I opted for another, milder green herb. Personally, I find cilantro a bit over-powering in most dishes, but I know that a lot of people really love it. If you use a gluten-free soya sauce, this can be classed as a Paleo; however, I only had traditional soya sauce in my fridge, so Paleo-ish is as close as I got with this meal.
This was incredibly easy to make, the broccoli slaw was just warmed up with the dressing ingredients and the parsley topping for the pulled pork was whipped up in no time in the food processor.
I could definitely see this being a favourite at a summer BBQ, the broccoli slaw was great with the pulled pork, but was also quite tasty on its own. I admit, I did have a bit or two of the leftover broccoli directly from the fridge, and I can attest that it is quite delicious cold or warm 🙂
If you are preparing a pulled pork dish for the big game this Sunday, you might want to consider making up a batch or two of this to serve along side. It goes well with the pork, and it is an easy way to get some healthy vegetables into you while you are staring down a table of beer and snack foods.
Primal Bites – Paleo Pulled Pork 3 Ways
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 package broccoli slaw
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soya sauce
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 cups leftover pulled pork, heated
- In a large frying pan, heat up 1 tbsp sesame oil. Add in broccoli slaw and apple cider vinegar. Stir, and cook until crisp tender (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
- In a food proccessor, pulse together the parsley, sesame oil, soya sauce, apple cider vinegar and red pepper flakes until smooth. Pour over warmed pork and mix well.
- Serve warm broccoli slaw alongside the pork with the parsley sauce.
- Amazing, easy and a great use of leftovers!