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Tag Archives: Pork

BEERy Tender…

9 Aug

These summer days can be really brutal in the kitchen even if your home is air conditioned. There is nothing like battling in an even hotter kitchen in the summer time in the name of good grub. This week’s recipe calls for very little prep work, and can even be finished outdoors. So lets head to the grill to make this tasty beer marinated masterpiece…

Beer Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloins 3: 14oz pieces

Marinade
Light Soy Sauce 4oz
Beer (Room Temp) 12oz
Light Brown Sugar 2oz
Fresh Ginger (Grated) 1 ½ Tbsp

Clean the tenderloins removing all visible fat and silverskin. Combine the marinade ingredients, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Place the tenderloins in a large bowl and cover with the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2-6 hours. Remove the tenderloin from the marinade and grill over medium-hot coals, turning as needed. Allow the cooked tenderloins to rest for 5 minutes, then slice thinly on the bias.

Here are some suggested sides for your tenderloin…

Mmm Creamy Coleslaw!

What about Couscous?

Dressing Up Your Greens

The Versatile Portabella Mushroom

Papaya’s Independence

Guys Grilling it Up!

Mmm take a bit out of that!

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Chinese Char Siu Pork

4 Aug

Since last summer I have been on this cooking Chinese food binge.  I love to recreate some of my favorite dishes.  Like stir fry vegetables, vegetable dumplings, sweet and sour chicken, and even some Chinese fried rice.  My new venture is to try Char Siu Pork, Chinese BBQ Pork for those of you who do not know what that is. So I have to let you know that this is as new to me as it may be to you.  I HAVE NOT MADE THIS ONE YET!  I will be trying it very soon though, maybe even as soon as tomorrow.  You guys already know that I have this thing for pork.  We are kind of like BFF’s.  Yeah I probably would give up one of my BFF’s for some pork.

So let’s get back to the topic at hand.  Have any of you ever tried to make Char Siu pork before?  I’m going to leave you with a recipe, but I will really like to hear some feedback on it.  Let me know how it goes.  Let’s meet the same time next week. 😉

Char Siu Pork

2 pounds pork butt cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons maltose (you can find this at most Asian grocery stores)
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons sesame oil
half a head of garlic, peeled and sliced

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the pork in a small sauce pan and simmer on medium heat until the maltose and honey are melted and the sauce is slightly thickened. Cool completely.
  2. Cover pork completely with marinade and marinate in about 3/4 of the sauce overnight in the fridge.
  3. The next day, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Shake the excess sauce off (reserve for later) the pork and roast the pieces on a rack over a roasting dish that you’ve lined with tin foil.
  4. The char siu should be cooked after about 45 minutes depending on the size of your meat. The internal temperature of the pork should be 160˚F.
  5. To char your char siu, brush the pork with the remaining reserved marinade and turn the oven up to broil. Turn the pieces to char on all sides.
  6.  Slice and enjoy!
Mmm take a bite out of that!

Did someone say “Pork Sliders”?

10 Mar

So anyone who knows me knows that I have a serious obsession with pork.  I mean I can eat pork almost every day.  I know there are a lot of non pork eaters out there, but I am not apologizing.  I eat it pork and have no qualms about it.

So the other day I am on the food network website and I came across a recipe by the “Neelys”.  I mean all I had to do was read the title and I was already salivating.  My co-worker was right there to witness my excitement.  “Triple Pork Sliders”, everything about the recipe got me excited.  I mean who would think to combine ground pork, chorizo, and applewood smoked bacon?  My mouth was just watering, and then to top it off they had the nerve to throw in a recipe for smoked paprika mayonnaise.  Needless to say I couldn’t wait to get home to try this recipe.  After all, my freezer was already stocked with chorizo.  SMH I know I am a mess.  But I am not going to rant about this great recipe anymore, I will just share it with you.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Triple Pork Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/2 pound fresh Mexican chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup finely grated pepperjack cheese
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked crisp
  • 16 small dinner rolls, sliced in half
  • Curly leaf lettuce
  • 3 sliced plum tomatoes
  • Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise, recipe follows

Directions

Preheat a flat top grill pan to medium-high heat.

In a medium bowl, mix the ground pork, sausage, cheese, shallot, garlic, and salt and pepper, to taste. Form the meat mixture into small equal-sized patties.

Cook the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove them from the pan and serve on split rolls with a half a slice of bacon, lettuce, tomato and Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Sriracha)

Mix all of the ingredients together in s medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving, allowing the flavors to meld. Can be made a day ahead.

 

Here are some other tasty slider options…

 

Feta Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burger Sliders

Smokey BBQ Turkey Burgers Sliders

Chickpea Burger Sliders

Seafood Cake Sliders

Club Burger Sliders with Avocado and Ranch Dressing

Tuna Sliders

Miso-Tofu Mayo Turkey Sliders