Pork and Broccoli Lunch!

by zesty on April 5, 2010 · 5 comments

What a weekend!  I don’t know about  you but the weather here in zesty land was absolutely fabulous.  Playing at the park, driving bicycles, washing  cars and even dusting off the vintage chino plaid shorts was in order for this past weekend.  Just a much needed break from work as well as a time to love the SUN.  To summarize the weekend in one word – FANTASTIC.

Now when you are speaking with zesty you know I always evaluate fantastic with food in some way shape or form.  This was no exception.  We had a huge Easter family dinner yesterday at Mother Zesty’s which included prime rib and a pork roast followed by all the trimmings.   Dessert was comprised of homemade cherry cheesecake, toffee fill tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries and homemade sugar cookies avec sprinkles.  It was delicious!

For today’s dish, I want to go back to a little leftover dish.  I know some people love leftovers and others will not see themselves eating them.  I am one who loves using leftovers to make a different dish.  Take for example the pork roast I made 2 weeks ago.  There was a bag of left over meat off the roast that I wanted to use a few days after I cooked to avoid having to throw it out.  I remember I had a bought a head of broccoli and a light bulb went off in my head…. Beef Pork and Broccoli!

This is a super easy lunch and one that I found very satisfying and tasty.  I used the Chef Hymie Sweet Barbecue Glaze – which is amazing!!  It gave the pork a lovely flavor and enhanced the flavor that it already had from the balsamic chili crust from the original roasting.

Ingredients

  • 1 Head of broccoli
  • 2 Cups of cooked pork
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Chef Hymie Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Slivered almonds
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat sauce pan/wok to medium high heat.
  2. Start pan frying the pork and garlic to heat through; about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, salt and pepper and begin to stir fry; 2 minutes ( try coating all the broccoli pieces with the oil and pork flavor )
  4. Add water and steam broccoli with a lid for 1 minute.
  5. Remove cover, add chef hymie sauce and cook down for another 2 minutes.
  6. Top with slivered almonds and serve.
  7. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip:  I like to use the water and the lid just to give the broccoli an extra minute to cook through in the center.  I do love my broccoli crunchy in this dish but you want to avoid the broccoli being dry and cold in the center.  The barbecue glaze will help char and darken the outside of the broccoli and lock in the flavor.

So there you go, a quick weekend recap, an even quicker lunch but with no flavor missing!!  Hope you have a great Easter Monday and I will see you all on Wednesday for another giveaway.  Can you believe it?  I think this one may be a fun giveaway to win…. stay tuned.

Take care

zesty

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1 sian-girlgetstrong

This looks really good. I think the kids would even eat it. Have you tried with another sauce?

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2 Lara (Thinspired)

Looks great Zesty…but where’s the rice? ;)

P.S. I use the water + lid trick to “steam” the broccoli in the pan, too. I’m glad it’s a Zesty-approved technique!

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3 DailyChef

Looks good! I also cook with whatever leftovers I have on hand, and it generally turns out surprisingly well.

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4 pegasuslegend

so perfectly healthy love this!

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5 Amanda

I bet that was delicious, looks awesome!

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