Lamb Crackslaw with Hoisin Sauce
This recipes uses leftover lamb, but you could use any leftover meat to make it. Just chop it into small pieces and then you can add it to the recipe. The vegetables add flavor and color to the dish, and you can feel free to use your favorites. I love lamb crackslaw because it’s tasty and oh so filling.
If you want to swap the carrot for broccoli, for example, go ahead. This could be served with a starch on the side, but I usually just have it as it is, because it is satisfying enough like that. In fact it is really filling.
This recipe is really appealing and even if you are not following a low carb diet you will love it.
Hoisin sauce does contain sugar, so avoid this dish during induction, or use a sugar-free, low-carb Chinese cooking sauce instead.
Hoisin sauce offers a sweet, smoky flavor which you will love. I do, anyway. There’s nothing quite like hoisin (especially if you’re having duck wraps and looking for a great plum sauce alternative!)
You might not have combined it with lamb before, but perhaps you have had it with chicken, beef or another protein.
It goes really well with lamb, despite the fact both lamb and hoisin sauce offer strong flavors.
Hoisin is bold-tasting in this lamb crackslaw dish so you only need a little bit to offer plenty of flavor to the whole dish. A bottle will last for a long time. Try to use a good quality one.
You can get hoisin sauce from the supermarket or, if not, from any Asian food store. If this is a new ingredient to you, taste some before you use it in the recipe. You will definitely love its amazing taste and agree that it goes beautifully with the lamb.
Lamb Crackslaw is So Tasty
You can see how colorful and appetizing the dish is just by looking at the picture, and there is no doubt of the fantastic flavor involved.
Because the meat is cooked, that can just go in at the end of making this lamb crackslaw. It only needs to warm through.
The vegetables will not take long to cook because they are shredded or finely chopped. Make sure the pan is nice and hot, and keep the veggies moving.
That is how to cook them quick in stir-fry type dishes like this one. If you do want to make any changes to the recipe, spice it up.
- ½ lb (225g) leftover cooked lamb, cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 5 sliced button mushrooms
- ½ chopped red onion
- 7 oz (200g) shredded cabbage
- 7 oz (200g) matchstick-cut carrot
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 inch (2.5cm) chopped zucchini
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Hot sauce, to taste
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Heat the sesame oil and cook the mushrooms, red onions, cabbage, carrot, bell pepper and zucchini until they are as tender as you like.
- Stir in everything else except the lamb.
- Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the lamb and stir well to combine.
- Cook until the lamb is heated through.
- Taste the crackslaw once more and season again if need be.