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Asian Pork Burger + Snow Pea Slaw

April 16, 2011 by Joan Nova in Asian, Low Carb, Meat, Recipe Development | 16 Comments

Here’s a little different take on a burger and slaw. It was made with not much forethought. In fact, I started out to do a stir fry and at the last minute decided I felt like having a burger so I just pushed forward. Had I taken an extra minute or two to think it through or googled for some ideas, it would have been even better.

But, come and take a look — and I’ll tell you what went right and what didn’t.

 

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Finishing Touch: Black beans smashed to a thick saucey paste (ketchup replacement). A dab of wasabi and sriracha spices it up.

Note: If I were to do it again, I’d put the black beans inside the burger because it was a little dry. Seems like the ‘other white meat’ is just as dry when ground. :) In fact, I might try this recipe which includes peanut butter and sour cream.

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  1. You made a burger chic, but I agree about fat. I’m all about fat in my ground meat, which is why I can’t do ground turkey. I actually think it’s a shame what’s been done to pork and I never ever buy a pork loin. But, I’m one of those that thinks fat is good for you (in moderation), bread is not so good.

  2. The colors are fantastic! Great suggested adaptation – pork is so underrated!

  3. Eleanor Hoh says:

    Love concept of Asian pork burger. How about just grilling on lower heat? I’m so used to wok cooking on high heat, I forget sometimes you need to temper the heat in order to get a different result.

  4. I LOVE the snow pea slaw!!! Can’t wait to try it myself. I make an Asian pork burger with miso paste which is nice. Your ponzu addition sounds great. Joan, you’re amazingly creative! Wish I could pop over for dinner sometime. Seattle too far?

  5. Peter says:

    Joan…you had me at “pork burger”.

  6. norma says:

    Looks good to me…The slaw is really cool Joan…The pics are great.

  7. Robin Sue says:

    I have to ask this. Your photos are always so nice, do you use a special camera, light, etc. I still have a point and shoot and hope to be a big girl one day and have a DSLR- saving my pennies;-)

    • Joan says:

      I’m so happy to hear this…I’ve really been working on learning to shoot off ‘auto’ and trying to understand light sources. I’m still with point n’ shoot (Canon S95).

  8. bellini says:

    It sounds delicious Joan. I would especially enjoy the snow pea slaw!!

  9. Robin Sue says:

    Joan I too am getting off of the auto mode and trying the others. I have no idea what I am doing but to take any class right now would be crazy for me. Some day! My point and shoot is 7 years old and only 5 mp! It seems as though I take over 100 photos for just one post and if it is a tutorial, way more than that just to get a few good ones. I am eyeing the new little Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9 but it is too new to get any good reviews on it. The hunt continues…
    Your camera does a fantastic job- well really it’s the operator that does the fantastic job:-)

  10. Joan incredible that burger – the black beans inside it seems a good delicious idea.
    This is a very tempting burger with an awesome presentation, good shots :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

  11. What a sport you are! Snow pea slaw and all of a sudden you’ve made pork the new black! Fantastic…your fusion foods are amazing :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  12. Lola Dee says:

    Looks Great, except for the fact that I gave up pork for now! Just discovered your blog through Steamy kitchen post. I read your bio, we are very much alike in many ways! Blogging has been an exercise in self discipline for me- to actually measure stuff & write it down after all these years. I too an obsessed with food, photography & love to travel, so let me know of any future trips you are planning!

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