Christmas Asian Pork

Actually the pork has nothing to do with Christmas. I”m just using Christmas pot holders while I”m cooking, which I do pretty much all the time. I hate buying potholders. I cook all the time. And I shop all the time. But I just can’t get excited about buying potholders. I associate shopping with being excited. . . .can’t do it. potholderfrittata

I think I’ll buy potholders when I’m in Italy. Even if I buy stupid tourist trap potholders, they will make me think of Italy whenever I use them, and that will make me happy.

Anyway, the only thing christmas-y about the Asian Pork I made were the potholders I used to get things out of the oven. potholder

I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, because I didn’t know how it was going to turn out, so I wasn’t careful about measurements and I didn’t take pictures of everything. But it’s so delicious I had to share.

Christmas Asian Pork

  • 3 lbs bone-in Pork Shoulder, fat trimmed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 TBSP(ish) Fish Sauce
  • 2 TBSP(ish) soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 TBSP(ish) Siracha
  • 1 TBSP(ish) Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic (that one is an exact measure), minced
  • 1 TBSP(ish) honey
  • 2 TBP(ish) fresh grated ginger
  • Pepper

Cook in slow cooker on high for 4.5 hours. When done, shred the pork and remove the bone.  I’m having with roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli.


I made this for my lunch this week, and I’m so excited. But I had Ben try it to see if its something I should make for dinner sometime, and he really liked it to. So, what the heck, it’s easy enough to recreate. I share it with you.

Oh updates! First the house spring goals. Okay, so fence up. Check. Interior Painted. Check. Replace dining room light. Ordered. Replace heinous stair runner. Samples going back to the rug store today and I’m placing my order. Replace shed. Ordered!

Can I tell you, sheds are ridiculously expensive. It’s a  home for your lawn mower and the rest of the beach gear that doesn’t live in your trunk all year long. That feels like a $500 thing tops. This is the 3-D design of my shed. We got the LEAST expensive one possible without having to paint it ourselves. And it was still nuts. shed

But the current shed is the old, metal, rusted eyesore that was in rough shape when we bought the house twelve years ago. So, it will be really nice to have a fancy new shed that guests can stay in when they come to visit.

That’s where we are with the house goals. My spring fitness goals are . . . going slightly slower, but I had a really good week of hitting some new PRs!  I got a 200 lb front squat, a 140 lb clean and jerk and a 90 lb snatch. I am both proud and embarrassed of that last one. Proud because this is a technical lift I really struggle with (better at just picking things up and putting them down) and so I’m psyched I hit 90lb with way better technique. And then embarrassed because I should be lifting way, way more than this. But who cares, right? I’m not trying to win a competition. Just that I really, really, want to get that.

Anyway, you’re up to date. If you make the delicious Christmas Asian Pork, let me know. Yum.

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