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Paleo Sketti

2 Aug

I’ve been doing a lot of reading up on paleo lately, getting some good ideas for recipes I want to try.  One thing I read about yesterday was alternatives to pasta.  Of course we all know about spaghetti squash, so named because it mimics spaghetti in appearance.  But, some other bloggers and posters mentioned using raw broccoli slaw as the base upon which to pile their favorite pasta sauce.  This sounded sufficiently delicious and weird, so of course I had to try it.

Here’s what I did:
1 Tbs olive oil (would have used coconut oil, but le jar is empty. Boo!)
1lb ground pork
1/4lb ground beef

  • Heated the oil until shimmery in a medium saucepan.  Added the ground meat and cooked until well-browned, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat into crumbly bits.

Minced garlic
Crushed red pepper
Fennel seed

  • Added these herbs to the browned meat, to taste.  I didn’t measure.  You can add however much you want, or swap these out for different herbs altogether.

Freshly ground black pepper

  • Stirred in some fresh coarse-ground black pepper and about 1/2 tsp salt, give or take.  Add a little salt, taste the sauce, and add more if you need to.  Remember you can always add more, but you can’t take it out if you add too much salt. Simmered the sauce at this point for about 25 minutes on low.

Raw broccoli slaw mix

  • Put 1 cup of broccoli slaw mix (raw, plain) in a bowl and microwaved it for about 30 secs to warm it up (hot pasta sauce on cold vegetables?  Blech).  Scooped 1 cup of meat sauce onto the slaw mix

Grated parmesan cheese

  • Okay, not totally paleo, but I have a small wedge of parm left that I need to use up, and I don’t want to waste food.  I put about 2 Tbs of grated parm on top, where it got all melty and delicious

Verdict?  Seriously yummy, filling, and does not leave my stomach feeling like I ate a brick, the way a heap of pasta does.  This will become a regular meal for me.  Paleo or not, it’s just delicious!  🙂

(p.s. Sometimes I might post pictures with meal ideas, sometimes not.  This isn’t a “food blog” really…I already have one of those, and taking photos of everything I cook gets tiring.  So, I just gobbled up my dinner this time around…maybe I’ll get a photo next time!)