I am a sucker for some good asian cuisine. However, I am not a fan of the swollen face and fingers that come with it (or at least seem to immediately happen to me). Daniel and I have found an Asian take-out restaurant in our new community that has KILLER eggs rolls!! When ever we order from there (which we try not to do too often), we both double check to make sure the pork eggs rolls are in our “cart” before we check out… whoops ;p. In efforts to try and satisfy our craving for these delicious eggs rolls but not wanting to have to cut my rings off my fingers (don’t you hate that feeling?), I wanted to make a dish without so much guilt (or sodium). Inspired by 40 aprons, this dish did just that. I changed a few things around and added Thai peanut sauce- which I don’t use too much or too often because it can get dangerous real quick! But the end result was delicious!!! Take a look…
2 tbsp sesame oil (can use extra virgin olive oil if needed)
6 scallions, sliced- green and white parts divided
1/2 cup red onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground pork
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2-3 tbsp Thai peanut sauce
10 oz bag of kale coleslaw mix (or something similar)
2 cups shredded cabbage
3 tbsp coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
salt to taste
Sesame seeds for garnish
green parts of sliced green onions from above for garnish
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet and place over medium heat.
Add white parts of green onions, diced red onion and garlic. Sauté, stirring frequently, until red onion begins to soften, about 4-5 minutes.
Add ground pork, grated ginger, and 2 tbsp of Thai peanut sauce, lightly season with salt and pepper and cook until pork is browned, breaking up the pork while cooking, about 7-10 minutes.
Add kale coleslaw mix, shredded cabbage, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), rice wine vinegar, salt & pepper to taste, and stir until well combined. Cook, stirring regularly, until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes.
Serve while hot and top with green top of scallions, sesame seeds and a drizzle of Thai peanut sauce and/or hot sauce, if desired.
Enjoy <3 Norma