Thursday, January 12, 2012

Braised Pork Cabbage Rolls w/ Cilantro-Jalapeno Pesto-by TrueFoodie

So, it's that time of year, trying to eat healthier to get this winter coat off already. Last night for dinner, I sauteed some left over braised pork and placed it atop of steamed green cabbage leaves.
I slightly steamed the cabbage leafs, just until they were tender enough to roll without breaking, and maintaining a beautiful color and cruch. I added the braised pork shoulder, which I'd already shredded in large chunks. Then, I ladled a home-made Cilantro-Jalapeno pesto sauce. Cilantro-Jalapeno Pesto Sauce: Into a food processor, goes a cup of torn cilantro, one medium sized fresh jalapeno, seeded, deveined and rinsed. A splash of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and sesame oil, two cloves of fresh garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Just drizzle that over the pork that you've nestled into the cabbage...grab that pork by wrapping that cabbage tightly, lifting to your watering mouth and enjoy!


  1. Yum! Sort of a deconstructed cabbage roll one might say. Good little sauce recipe too. ☆

  2. Thanks! Let me know how it goes if you make it!