12/12: Strange But Good
Even though Laura is the queen of Strange But Good combinations, I thought I'd take a whack at it and join in on her Strange But Good link up!
Her link up party will take place on Friday, but I'll be sharing my recipe today since it's High Five Friday on A Dash of Meg on Fridays!
Now, I have to be honest… I do come up with some pretty strange but delicious tasting combinations. I was flipping through some old pictures the other day and came across quite a few strange combinations that I will have to share with you in the future, but today I'm going to share a strange but good recipe that I created earlier this week to satisfy a sweet and spicy craving I suddenly developed.
It may not seem too strange to a few of you as there are some very strange combinations out there, but it's unusual. So, here's my first strange but good recipe! I hope you enjoy!
It's not like I'm sushi deprived or anything because I usually go out with my boyfriend for sushi at least once a week, but I have been craving nori lately. So, I've been making a lot of nori rolls with a variety of different fillings. This time, sweet potato!
The sweet potato provided the sweetness I was craving, but I needed more! I needed spicy!
So, I added pulled pork tenderloin…
and then Sambal Oelek!
Now that provided me with the spiciness I needed!
Nori paper, sweet potato, pork tenderloin, and Sambal Oelek… strange but good? You tell me!
I can guarantee you it was absolutely delicious, though
In fact, they were so delicious that I made these tasty little bites two days in a row!
And I wouldn't be ashamed if I made it three days in a row today
Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sushi
Makes 1 serving
2 sheets nori paper
5 oz. baked sweet potato
Cooked pork tenderloin
Place nori paper on cutting board. Mash sweet potato on one side of nori paper approx. 1 inch away from edge (shown in pictures above). Place pork on top of sweet potato. Spread desired amount of Sambal Oelek over top of pork. Roll starting from the side with ingredients.
I cooked my pork in a slow cooker and it turned out great! If you want to give this a try all I did was place a pork tenderloin in 1/2 cup fluid and placed the slow cooker on low for 8 hours. I've been loving my slow cooker lately!
I hope you all have a great Wednesday and enjoyed my very first edition of the new Strange But Good series! More recipes to come!
P.s. if you haven't emailed me your high five for this week's High Five Friday post yet please do so now! I am looking forward to hearing from you!
For more information about High Five Friday please read the High Five Friday page!