Spring Rolls with Slow Cooker Pork

Spring Rolls with Slow Cooker Pork
  • TOTAL PREP TIME235 minutes

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  • 2 pound sirloin pork roast (tip roast)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut into 1/4-inch-thick half-moons
  • 1 large orange cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (do not peel)
  • 1 cup orange juice fresh
  • 1 cup chicken broth reduced-sodium
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce OR soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ginger fresh, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed under a knife & peeled
  • 1 7-oz jar (3/4 cup) sweet plum sauce (also called duck sauce)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger fresh, finely grated (use the small holes on a box grater or use a ginger grater)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce OR soy sauce
  • 1 8-oz package (8-inch diameter) rice spring rolls wrappers (22 wrappers)
  • 2 medium carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 (seedless) English cucumber cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cored and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves packed
  • About 1/4 cup mixed mint and basil leaves fresh


Orange-Coriander Pork:
Season pork roast with coriander, salt and pepper. Add orange juice, broth, fish sauce, garlic and ginger to a 3 1/2 to 5-quart slow cooker. Scatter half the onion and orange in the slow cooker, top with pork, then add remaining onion and orange. Cover and cook on Low until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the pork registers 160 degrees F, about 3 3/4 hours. Transfer the pork to a carving board. Rest for at least 15 minutes.
Sweet Plum Dipping Sauce:
Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
Slice pork across the grain into very thin slices. Divide into 22 portions. Half-fill a wide bowl with warm water. For each roll, soak 1 wrapper until just pliable. Shake off the excess water and place on a lint-free kitchen towel. Fold in half to make half-moon shape. Place 1 portion of pork at the bottom of the wrapper and top with carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, spinach leaves and herbs. Roll up the wrapper tightly. Place roll on a platter and cover with a damp towel to keep moist.
The rolls can be made and refrigerated up to 2 hours ahead. Serve chilled with the sauce for dipping. a couple of spinach leaves and a few herbs.