Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Easy breezy dinner

I made this up this weekend and it's quite easy to throw together to have for dinner after work. Since the salad needs to be refrigerated for two hours, you'd have to make the salad in the morning or the night before if you won't have the time that evening.

The main: pork
The sides: ramen salad and steamed green beans

7 lb pork (I've used bone-in picnic, no bone shoulder, etc)
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1C soy sauce
1C orange marmalade
3TBS ketchup
kosher salt

Trim visible fat from the pork. Cut holes in each side of the pork.Sprinkle kosher salt all over.

In a bowl, whisk soy sauce, orange marmalade, 3 tablespoons of garlic, and ketchup. Brush all over the meat. Place a table of garlic in the crock pot and spread it around. Place meat in crock and pour the remaining mixture over it. Cook on low for 8 hours. Let cool and cut into chunks.

Ramen Salad:
14 oz cole slaw mix
2 packets of ramen noodles, crushed and uncooked
5 stalks of green onion, sliced - or more to your taste (I always add more)
1 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packets of ramen mix (optional)

Put cole slaw, ramen, green onion, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, sugar, and mix if using. Pour over assembled ingredients and stir well. Refrigerate covered for at least two hours.

Green beans
Steam or saute.

And that's that. Easy breezy.

Would you rather talk about books? I'm over at Jana Says today for Interview with a Bookworm, a new series she's doing. Check that out here.

Ramen, after college...
Who would have thought, right?
Some sort of rebirth.

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Martinis & Bikinis


  1. It has been so long since I have had ramen but this sound really good. I love a good pork crockpot recipe so I'll have to give this a try.

  2. RAMEN!!!!!!!! the food that used to be for poor college students is now the rising star of the food industry! there are a ton of fancy ramen restaurants popping up all over toronto.

  3. I love this. I never think to make ramen. YUM. Also, I LOVE pork.

  4. I love all crock pot meals. The ramen salad looks interesting but tasty.

  5. Very easy, tasty, and an inexpensive cut of meat. I used more savory instead of sweet. I had that ramen salad
    at a Villanova tailgate, it is very different and good. Love the haiku!

    Love your Momma.

  6. Scott loves pork but I don't so I never make it. I have started buying him ribs to make in the crock pot for workday lunches so maybe he can do this as an alternative.

  7. We were just talking about that Ramen salad this weekend... it's so good! I'll have to try that pork too... sounds easy enough and my son loves any version of pulled pork!

  8. oooh can't wait to read your interview post!!
    the ramen salad looks delish :)

  9. You had me at easy!!! This looks so good! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  10. I'm super sad I didn't see this yesterday because I totally have a pig butt in the crockpot right now. I do crazy shit like add OJ and ginger ale as my juice and I added onions and rosemary and some other random spices on top. Now I need to buy another pig butt and do your recipe!!

  11. DROOLING. PINNING - MAKING THIS WEEKEND! (yes capslock was necessary)

  12. YUM, sounds delish! I always love meals that incorporate ramen noodles!

  13. Yummy, and I love when recipes are easy breezy!

  14. You had me at orange marmalade. Def going to try this soon.

  15. So good!! I'm ALL for easy mid-week recipes...because who the hell wants to slave over a stove for an hour after a long day at work? Not this girl. Lol. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. I've got a great pulled pork recipe in my crockpot right now- Jared's creation I'll be sharing soon! But dangit, I wish I'd seen this post just a little earlier- that ramen salad sounds absolutely amazing!!!

  17. Hey now, I still eat ramen on the regular. It's the miso kind, actually from Japan, but still...

  18. Sounds really good! I love different pork crockpot recipes but this is one variation I need to try with the soy sauce and marmalade.

  19. Call me crazy, but I love ramen noodles!!! The beef flavor is my absolute favorite, I just dont have it often because hello sodium! Of course, that is all in the little flavor packets. This pork sounds so fun and yummy :)

  20. Yum, I love ramen salad - my aunt makes it best and I'm still trying to perfect it. That pork looks amazing though. Plus, other than the meat I have all the ingredients in the fridge. Talk about easy!

  21. Sounds so good. Love the fusion style. But really, seven pounds of pork?? Which reminds me. I need a new slow cooker. My other one cracked.

  22. I'm always on the hunt for easy recipes and this looks delicious! I'll have to try it this week - thanks for sharing. - Svetlana @ Life with a Side of Wine

  23. This looks good! I'm always looking for an easy lunch or dinner!

  24. Ramen salad sounds delish. I can't wait to read your interview with Jana.

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  26. Ramen any time
    It's cheap and it's delicious
    Give me some right now.



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