Saturday, December 6, 2014

Eggroll in a Bowl or Eggroll Insides

Modified recipes from various sources and combined

In a large, deep skillet, brown/saute the following:

  • 1 lb or less ground meat (pork, beef, lamb, chicken, etc.)
After the meat has browned, add:

  • green onions, diced
  • celery, diced

While the meat is browning, in a small bowl combine the ingredients below
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce replacement (coconut aminos or heavily salted water)

Once the meat is cooked, add dry coleslaw mix to skillet and stir well. Pour soy sauce mixture into the skillet and stir, continuing to cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until cabbage is wilted, but still a bit crunchy. Serve with sliced green onion.

Alternatively, you can pre-saute the cabbage and just combine it with the cooked meat when you get to that point; this can save a little bit of time if you are in a rush.

Hoisin Sauce

Modified from MyPurplePaleo

I love my hoisin sauce!  I found a recipe online and modified it a bit to my liking!

This will give you about 1/4 cup

¼ cup coconut aminos
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 - 2 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
2 tsp white vinegar
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp hot sauce (try Frank's Hot Sauce which is Whole30 friendly)
1/8 tsp black pepper

Combine all the ingredients together in your blender or food processor and blend it until it is well combined.  With the almond butter, it will be a bit thicker than just a liquid sauce, which is how it should be.

Normally I would say if you don't want to spend the money on the coconut aminos ($7/bottle), to just use heavily salted water.  In this recipe I'm not sure the heavily salted water would work; I've not tried that yet, but down the road I probably will.

The coconut aminos are a replacement for soy sauce, but not that close as they are definitely on the sweet side and very little (if any) salt to them.