Is there anything new under the sun when it comes to pork loin? East, quick? Something? There must be…
My husband loves to pick up one of those huge pork loins to cook on the grill — and they are always on sale. When he brings it home, we usually cut it in half and stick it in the freezer — and when he’s too busy to grill it, I pull half of one out and cook it in the slow cooker. The result is always moist and perfect.
Yet, there is a ton of leftover pork — especially with my picky eaters. We all hate to serve the same old meal again — so I usually use the pork in tacos, burritos, or I cook it again with BBQ sauce and make sandwiches.
But what else is there? I came up with this great way to make an Asian Pizza with the pork — and it turns the leftover pork into something much more fun.
Don’t worry about how your pork was cooked the first time — whether with BBQ sauce, or just plain — it really won’t matter much, and any leftover flavorings will only add interest to the final taste.
First — you do know that you can take that chunk of cooked pork, or chicken breast, or roast — any meat, and throw it into your kitchen aid mixer and it becomes shredded, right? OK… good, because it’s an amazing, fast process, and will save you lots of time.
Then, for the pizzas, I mixed the following:
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 4 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- I head of garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1-2 tablespoons of any old herbs you have growing in your garden right now (they need a trim!)
- Diced red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted white sesame seeds for garnish
- Tortilla shells
- 1-2 pounds leftover pulled pork
- white cheese of your choice — I used mozzarella, but feta could be great too
- Lime Juice to squeeze onto the pizzas once they are done.
Mix ingredients 1-7, from the list above, to make the sauce.
- Spread on your tortilla shells — have them already lined up on your baking sheet.
- Top with pork, and cheese and red onions, and a bit more sauce.
- Stick the baking sheet under the broiler for just a few minutes, until golden brown and crispy
- Top with Sesame seeds and fresh greens.
If you have leftovers of this — you can fold them over, and use them as sandwiches in tomorrow’s lunch.