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This week's Featured Food Friday player is...

Chef Heather, who owns Girlichef (where all roads lead to the kitchen), with her blog post: Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Pretzel Pockets

I really love Chef Heather's food posts since she not only takes awesome shots, but also writes significant info about each topic. Everytime I visit her site I learn something new and always leave feeling inspired. If you want to know what I'm talking about, then go ahead and click that yummy shot above! 
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My food post for this week:  Wrapped Pork with Mushroom and Cheese. I know, am terrible when it comes to naming dishes. lol. But that's what it basically is...just ground pork wrapped in cabbage with mushrooms and cheese.


Ingredients
  • ground pork
  • dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked for around two hours in water)
  • cabbage leaves (to wrap the ground pork)
  • canned peas (you may use fresh or frozen, if you want), malunggay (moringa) powder, soy sauce, dried herbs, salt, and pepper
  • tomato sauce, egg, cheese


Procedure
  • Mix ground pork, malunggay (moringa) powder, egg, soy sauce, dried herbs, peas, salt and pepper.
  • Put a small amount of the ground pork mixture into each cabbage and wrap. When done, add water (where you soaked the mushrooms), and tomato sauce. Water must be above the cabbage wraps. Add more if needed.
  • Dump in the sliced mushrooms, then let boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for around 30-45 mins. Add more water if necessary.
  • Once you're satisfied (I based mine on the mushroom's "doneness"), add cheese.
  • Adjust the taste to your liking, then serve hot. With bread or rice. Your choice. :)


My sons opted to put more cheese on theirs; we had that with crusty bread. For a first try I guess it was ok. I loved how the mushroom managed to "assert" itself even with all that cheese. My eldest son told me to add lots of crumbled bacon next time as a garnish, together with the cheese. I whole-heartedly agreed (bacon is always a good idea, lol)! :)

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6 shared thoughts:

kulasa at: Thu Sep 20, 11:01:00 PM GMT+8 said...

hmmmmm yum! such a delicious nutritious looking treat! :-) got no dish to share so I will just feast on everything that will be posted here...thinking of cheese and cabbage and mushrooms and getting hungry while typing hmmmm yummmy! :-)

Luna Miranda at: Fri Sep 21, 12:43:00 AM GMT+8 said...

malunngay power---interesting! does it add flavor, too?

Tetcha at: Fri Sep 21, 07:45:00 AM GMT+8 said...

The readers know exactly what they're looking at--that's one advantage of naming a dish for what it really is. I think it actually helps. Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Pretzel Pockets, now that's something I'd like to try!

Nicholas V. at: Fri Sep 21, 09:28:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Looks very tasty!
Thanks for hosting.

Jenn at: Fri Sep 21, 10:36:00 PM GMT+8 said...

My dad's aunt would always serve Cabbage Rolls whenever she would host dinner parties, but whenever I try to re-create it, wrapping the pork with cabbage would always be the most difficult thing to do as the cabbage would break or tear. :(

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez at: Fri Oct 12, 04:31:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I'm sorry that this is so late, but THANK YOU SO MUCH for featuring my pretzel pockets =).I was out of the country and then crazy busy and then sick (still am) when I remembered the email I received from you. It's an honor! :D

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