Leftover Pork Recipes
Chow Fun with Roast Pork and Kale-Tomato Salad
At Migrant in Maui, chef Sheldon Simeon makes his own chow fun noodles. They’re the base for this unconventional dish that’s topped with roast pork and a tangy kale salad and served with a buttery broth.
Shrimp-and-Pork Pan-Fried Noodles
Simeon makes these noodles extra flavorful by adding roast pork and shrimp that have been fried in garlic oil.
Adding the spinach to the pasta as it cooks means one less pot to wash. For more time saving tips, serve with leftover bacon slices.
Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki
Greeks make souvlaki by marinating chunks of meat (usually pork or lamb) in oil, lemon juice and oregano, then skewering and grilling them. Grace Parisi opts for pork shoulder because it's so tender and succulent. Instead of threading the meat onto skewers, she simply cooks it (with onions) in a grill pan until it's nicely charred, then serves it with store-bought pita and a garlicky cucumber-yogurt sauce called tzatziki. Or, add leftover pork slices to the sauteed onions and cook until just heated through.
Asian Pork, Mushroom and Noodle Stir-Fry
This stir-fry calls for succulent pork tenderloin, shiitake, bok choy and chewy noodles—either Japanese curly noodles (available in the international aisle of supermarkets) or instant ramen. Use leftover pork tenderloin and add it to the vegetbales, then cook just to heat through.
To make this soup as close as possible to the source of our inspiration, a Korean tofu stew, you'd need to use one of the many types of Asian chile-garlic pastes; about a tablespoon will do. An easier alternative—and a delicious one, too—is the combination of cayenne, paprika, and plenty of garlic that we've used here. Instead of cooking the pork, try adding leftover pork to the soup and cook until just heated through.
Smoky Kalua Pork Sandwiches with Spiced Pineapple Jam
This recipe is great for leftover shredded pork. Top it with the zesty and flavorful jam.
Pork-and-Pineapple Fried Rice
Most restaurants make pork fried rice with generic pieces of barbecued meat; Andrew Carmellini uses both seared ground pork and sweet, aromatic Chinese sausage in his playful version. As an alternative to Chinese sausage—which is now available at many Costco stores—substitute thick matchsticks of lean maple-cured bacon. Also, try mixing leftover ground pork and sausage in with the other ingredients for an easy and fast dinner.