Leftover Pork Roast suggestions
I made the most awesome Pork Roast last night, with a fennel and garlic rub, roasted with small white potatoes, red onions and quartered pears. So, easy and inexpensive to make, too.
Now I have quite a bit of this great pork left over and don't want to waste it.
I've seen recipes for pork sandwiches, but hubby and I are trying to avoid bread.
Any ideas? I do have spinach tortillas on hand -- anyone have any wrap recipe combinations to use with the pork?
Oooh do a cuban wrap and grill it in a hot pan to get the outside crisp. Some ham, swiss, mustard, pickles. That sounds like fun.
I too made a gorgeous pork roast last night. I got the idea to do it on the ronco from someone on chow and it was cooked perfectly. I made a paste of garlic, lemon juice, fresh cilantro, spices- and it smelled amazing. When I took the cook's taste- it was....... SALTY.
I ran and grabbed the package - Smithfield pork loin and in tiny red letters on the red label it said 'to ensure moistness and flavor, we have injected with up to 15% solution of blah blah blah' - I threw 1/2 a hissy fit. Only 1/2 because no one but the dog was around to see it and it's no fun to hissy solo.
Anyway- short of throwing it out (it's a 4.57lb-er and there is probably 4.47lbs left) I can only think to involve LOTS of PLAIN RICE if I want to attempt to serve it again.
do a "quasi-thai" wrap, with julienned jicama or green papaya, cilantro, and a dressing of fresh lime juice, fish sauce, minced thai bird chilies, red onion or shallots, thai basil, a wee bit of sugar, similar to this: http://www.gourmetfoodsource.net/thai-saladdressing.htm
or this looks good (but is more chinese in flavors, imo): http://www.grouprecipes.com/19687/thai-dressing.html
let the meat sit in the dressing for about 5-10 minutes before wrapping.
you might get some ideas on the concurrent thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/590278
in that, i post a "laab" recipe, and you can serve the laab in butter lettuce "wraps". i'm envious of your possibilities!
look at my ideas for the thai duck salad -- it would be great with a pork substitute -- here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/574036#4191103
also, look at this thread about wraps (and other things): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/574054
btw, trader joe's whole grain tortillas taste like indian roti. very good for wraps.
2d btw, i grew up in fort myers.