I’m going to go ahead and get real with you….I was trying to make lettuce wraps. I bought the filling ingredients (pork and mushrooms were in the grocery ad this week!), and I thought kale would be the perfect wrapper! I love kale! …kale doesn’t work for a wrap. The center rib is too stiff, and the leaves are just to curly. Hmph. Regardless, the filling below was awesome and no one went hungry!
- In large skillet, saute 1 pound of mild pork sausage in 1 Tablespoon of sesame oil (or whatever you have on hand). Once browned, remove meat to paper towel, reserving drippings.
- In the oil/drippings, saute…
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- Once mushrooms have softened (five minutes), stir in 1/2 cup of dry sherry. Cook until liquid is absorbed and alcohol smell is gone (2-3 minutes).
- Return pork to skillet along with…
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- Dash sesame oil
- Chili sauce to taste (1 teaspoon does it for me)
- Simmer until heated through.
- Serve on kale with rice of choice.
As I devoured this tasty, spicy bowl of Asian-inspired awesomeness, I remembered that I loathe eating things that are difficult to eat…like lettuce wraps. 🙂 I was actually pleased that this outcome was easy to eat and almost casserole-like (since you know I’m the casserole queen). FYI, I used a store-bought bag of Teriyaki rice, which I doctored up with shredded carrots and green onions. Despite my initial qualms, I think I will save this recipe after all!