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Category: Pork

Barbecued Pork Ribs…mmm-mmm good!

  There is a secret technique to making juicy and flavorful barbecued ribs that many are unfamiliar with, that is brining. What is brining? Brining is a mixture of kosher salt and water used to add moisture and flavor to meat. I use the brining method for turkey, pork and chicken. Brining and refrigerating the ribs the night before extracts much of the fat from the meat and allows it to rise to the top for cleaner and less fattening…

Broccoli Rabe as a Side Dish and as a Main Course!

I had never had Broccoli Rabe until I met my Italian husband. And now I think I love it more than many Italians! It is probably my favorite green vegetable. Broccoli Rabe has a depth of flavor that isn’t found in a lot of other green veggies. Many people don’t like it because it can have a bitter flavor. If prepared properly, however, it is a whole lot of deliciousness. In New York, at the Italian…

Adobo Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Joel is a huge fan of pork tenderloins. They are lean and the perfect main course after a long day especially because they cook quickly. Often we will lightly season a tenderloin, grill it, make a salad and, voilà, dinner is served. Every once in awhile I like to change it up and add a different seasoning or sauce (and I don’t mean Heinz 57 or A1 Steak Sauce 😀). Recently, I remembered that I made Adobo Marinated…

Chinatown Ribs

An appetizer that is a “must have” in any Chinese restaurant is their mouth watering ribs.  I have often wondered what gives them the unique flavor and reddish color. I decided to Google a few recipes and see what the “key” ingredients are in creating these delightful ribs.  It appears that many recipes start with a basic Hoisin sauce (either homemade or store-bought) as well as Five Spice Powder.  The reddish color is created by…

Carnitas…Low and Slow

Carnitas! Moist and crispy…what’s not to love! On Tuesdays at our house, we love to have some type of Comida Mexicana (Mexican meal). Although we don’t always have tacos, we took the idea of “Taco Tuesday” and chose that weeknight to feast on our family’s favorite! Being at work until about 3:00, I was hoping to find a recipe for carnitas that would resemble the delicious ones we love…

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