Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce (slow cooker)

recipe adapted from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann
I love Thai food!  This recipe has all the great flavors of an authentic Thai dish.  It is a great weeknight meal as it involves very little prep and can be cooked all day while you are out working or shuttling children around!  I usually serve it over jasmine rice but it also tastes great over lo mein or pad thai noodles!

Prep Ahead Plan:  Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker insert the night before!  Refrigerate it and turn it on before you leave in the morning! 

One(2 pound) boneless pork loin, fat trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
2 red bell peppers, cut into strips
1/2 cup prepared teriyaki sauce (I use Soy Vay brand)
2 T rice vinegar
1 t red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic
2-3 T creamy peanut butter

Possible garnishes:
Chopped green onions (about 1/2 cup)
roasted chop peanuts (about 1/4 cup)
1 lime sliced into wedges

1.  Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place all ingredients except for peanut butter and garnishes in the slow cooker.
2.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
3.  Before serving, remove pork and cut up.  Mix peanut butter with sauce in slow cooker until peanut butter dissolves.  
4.  Toss pork back in slow cooker and coat with sauce.  Serve over rice with garnishes!

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