The Produce this week included:
Red Lettuce Carrots Chioggia Beets Bok Choi and Yellow, Green & Zebra Striped
Summer Squash -- aka Zucchini
cruciferous as did my girl Maddi. Not so her Mom. Maddi and I have to have our cabbage nights when Mom has someplace else to be. We both like pork with cabbage. I make a stir fry with sliced pork loin, shredded cabbage, green onions and Hoisin sauce. The sweet sauce really compliments the cabbage.
Mom does join us when we enjoy sauerkraut: Really Robust Reubens, Brats with kraut, and she even loves my old pizza specialty from my Me n Ed's pizza days, the ground beef with sauerkraut. We all love Cole Slaw and its various cousins, but cooked cabbages are only really enjoyed by me and the girl.
So make this easy crock pot (or slow cooker of your choice) recipe for the cabbage lovers in your life.
2 Pounds Pork Shoulder Roast
1 Onion Sliced
2 Bay Leaves
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Star Anise
2 tsp Mustard Seed
2 tsp Black Peppercorns
2 TBS Rice Vinegar
4 TBS Hoisin Sauce
Place Pork into slow cooker and surround with other ingredients. Cook on High for 3 to 4 hours.
1 head of Napa Cabbage cut into 2" slices
to top of Cooker, and continue to cook for 1 hour, or until pork is tender.
Serve chunks/slices/shreds of pork with cabbage and the delicious broth over mounds of brown rice.
Even if your culinary descendants were not from cabbage loving stock, you should try cooking some cabbage. It will warm your heart and feed your soul.