If you like Asian food you’ll love this Asian style bbq pork! Easy to make and very tasty. This is one of my favorite Asian recipes, I hope it will be one of yours soon. Asian style bbq pork is wonderful!
Ingredients: Asian Style BBQ Pork
2lbs. boneless pork ( roast or chops )
10oz. Yoshida sauce ( this is an asian stlye bbq sauce, you can find it in the ethnic food section of your store )
3 to 4 green onions ( sliced )
1 thumb ginger ( about 2oz. thin sliced )
1 pkg. chuko soba noodles ( also found in the ethnic section )
16oz. bag of frozen stir fry vegetables
chow mien noodles
Method: Asian Style BBQ Pork
Trim excess fat from pork roast and cut into 1 inch steaks ( if using chops this should already be done for you ) and place in a big ziplock bag. Pour 8oz. yoshida sauce, ginger and green onions into the bag, mix well and marinate for at least 4 hours, overnight is better ( 8 hours ) in the refrigerator ( place on a plate or in a bowl just in case your bag leaks ).
Discard marinade and grill on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes a side or until done ( at least 155 degrees internal temperature ). You will want to keep an eye on it because the sugar in the marinade will burn if the pork is too close to the flames. If you can change the level of your grill adjust to a distance of about 4 inches between fire and pork and close the lid.
Note: For cooking in the oven place a rack on the bottom of a baking dish and arrange your pork on rack leaving a little space between each piece and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes flipping the pork at the half way point ( about 7 to 10 minutes ).
Transfer to a plate and cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Slice into 1/4in. slices.
Method: Stir Fry Noodles
Add remaining yoshida sauce ( 2oz. ) and a tablespoon of sesame oil to a big skillet and cook on a medium heat for about a minute ( until it just starts to bubble ). Add your stir fry vegetables and cook just long enough to thaw ( not cook ) the vegetables ( about 1 more minute ). Add your dry chuko soba noodles and 1 cup of water and cover. After about 3 to 5 minutes stir mixture and check to see if noodles need more water and add a little at a time ( re-covering ) until noodles are al dente.
Note: When adding more water give the mixture a little time to absorb the liquid. The noodles will get mushy on you if you add too much.
Now all you have to do is plate and sprinkle chow mien noodles and sesame seeds over the top. Now is a good time to drizzle with soy sauce and maybe a little more sesame oil if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
It is usually preferred to use fresh vegetables instead of frozen but sometimes it is not cost effective for the home cook. In order to cook a vegetable stir fry ( in this case ) you would have to buy a whole list of vegetables just to use a little of each. For instance I would have to buy broccoli, green beans, carrots, celery, onions, water chestnuts, snap peas etc. This can get costly and wasteful if you don’t use it all.
Frozen vegetables can also be fresher than “fresh”. Most frozen vegetables are harvested and flash frozen immediately which can significantly reduce the amount of decay time. When you buy something in the produce section of your local store do you really know when that product was picked, how long it took to reach your store and how long it has been sitting on the shelf?
I hope this little bit of information will prove to be helpful to you in your culinary endeavors.
The flavor you get from the marinated pork is just like you’d get in an Asian restaurant. Paired with the vegetable and noodle stir fry you’ll have one fantastic dish! Ah.. there’s nothing like Asian style BBQ pork!