Dinner Tonight: Leftovers become an awesome Asian soup

An amazing soup comes from adding some simple ingredients to leftoversThe other night I made a Five Spice Pork and had some leftovers in the bottom of the crock pot.  I saved them and put them in the fridge thinking that it would be good for lunch the next day, but then I had a better idea.  Since there were such classic asian flavors in the pork, I could make an easy Asian broth to turn them into a soup.  Here's what I did.


8 cloves of garlic

Large piece of fresh ginger

32oz Vegatable Broth

Leftovers from the Honey Apple Five Spice Pork

Bok-choy or raw spinach


  1. Seperate pork from the the other pan drippings and solids in the leftovers and set aside
  2. Add remaining leftovers to pot
  3. Peel garlic and slice thinly, add to pot
  4. Peel ginger and cut into 1/2 inch pieces, add to pot
  5. Add vegatable broth
  6. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20-30 minutes
  7. In a frying pan, saute greens in water until wilted
  8. Place some greens in each bowl
  9. Brown reserved pork until crispy in same frying pan.  Divide and add to each bowl
  10. Cover greens and meat with broth and serve!