Thai inspired Pork Chops with Cabbage done in the slow cooker is a lazy cooks stir-fry.
I love the flavors and I love dumping it all in the slow cooker and ignoring it for hours. Plus I had peanut butter left from the Christmas baking.
Our house, or rather, someone who shall remain nameless, tends to have tastes that go in streaks. I’ll buy 1 or 2 jars of peanut butter every week for a year and always be running out when, suddenly, the last 2 don’t get opened. The peanut butter phase ends. The same could happen with strawberry jam or Camembert cheese or sauerkraut or (insert food here).
The only one in the house truly saddened by the sudden peanut butter demise is Guapa…..
She always got to lick out the empty jars.
She has to wait much longer when it’s only me using it.
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Pork Chops with Cabbage, Slow Cooker
This is not an actual Thai recipe – just inspired by Thai flavors
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pork
- Method: Slow Cooker
- 12oz (360gr) boneless pork chops, cut in half or thirds
- 2 small carrots, cut into sticks
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups Savoy cabbage, roughly chopped (about 1/3 head)
- 2 shallots, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbs minced fresh ginger
- 2 tbs peanut butter
- 2 tbs miso
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) chicken broth
- 2 tbs tapioca
- Combine all ingredients except pork in slow cooker and stir well to combine.
- Nestle pork into the vegetables.
- Cover and cook, low heat, for 6 hours
- Serve on rice or quinoa
You can use 1 large carrot instead of 2 small, 1 medium onion in place of the shallots, and 1 tbs soy sauce in place of the miso.
Keywords: pork, thai pork, cabbage, slow cooker
Now…. about those rats.
I had been noticing that for the last week the bird feeder was being cleaned out overnight.
I also noticed that there were rather large rat ‘droppings’ in the feeder.
We often get high winds coming across the valley so mon mari screwed the feeder into the railings. Last year it blew off and broke. This year it was very secure.
The other night I turned on the balcony light and saw something moving by the feeder.
I went out to have a closer look.
It was a big rat.
It jumped off the railing and ran down the stairs towards the pool.
I took a step closer.
The birdfeeder was full of writhing rats.
I stomped my feet and they started getting out of the feeder. They were jumping off the railing like….. rats leaving a sinking ship. I have no idea how they all got into the birdfeeder but there were at least a dozen that were jumping off and running down the stairs. One came flying at me and hit me in the thigh.
I got the flashlight. There were still 3 in the feeder. Two ran off and the other didn’t move. We decided it must have died in the crush.
We left it for morning. It was gone by then.
Mon mari unscrewed the feeder and we now bring it in at night – or during high winds.
The big daddy of all rats apparently over-shot his mark when leaving. The next morning he was ‘sleeping’ at the bottom of the pool. He was huge, easily the biggest rat either of us have ever seen. He was the size of rats in horror films.
Must have been all that bird seed….
And that’s life in the country.