I remember my years living up north and the wonderful Asian restaurants we had in our area. Missing those dishes, I have been tinkering with recipes and sauces to create some of the tastes I remember. This recipe turned out with the taste I was looking for, especially with the combo of grilled meat and deliciously seasoned vegetables and noodles. Give it a try. It has great flavor.
Asian Grilled Pork Kebabs
4 servings. This recipe may be doubled.
1 (12-ounce) pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch chunks
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon sweet sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sambal oelek chili paste
Mix the marinade ingredients together in a glass dish.
Add the pork and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
When ready to grill, thread the pork onto two 12-inch metal skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Reserve the marinade in the dish.
Spray both sides of the meat generously with vegetable oil spray.
Turn all grill burners to high, cover, and heat the grill until hot, about 15 minutes. Leave the primary burner on high and turn off the other burners.
Clean and oil the cooking grate. Place the skewers on the hot side of the grill and cook the pork until well charred, 3 minutes.
Turn the skewers, brush with the reserved marinade mixture, and continue to grill until the second side is well charred and the meat registers 140 degrees on an instant read meat thermometer, 3 minutes longer.
Transfer the pork to a platter, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest while the stir fry vegetables are prepared
Stir Fry Sauce
1/4 cup sweet soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2 tablespoons Chinese wine (or dry sherry)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
Combine ingredients for the stir fry sauce in a jar and shake to combine. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Asian Stirfry Vegetables and Noodles
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cups Chinese fresh noodles
Stir Fry Sauce, recipe above
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
12 oz broccoli florets, cut into smaller florets
1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
3 scallions, sliced
Place the noodles in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover. Let sit in the hot water until ready to add to the stir fry.
Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger followed by the broccoli.
Stir fry until the broccoli florets are tender. Add the shredded carrots and stir for a minute or two.
Remove the skillet from the heat.
Drain the noodles and add them to the skillet. Stir in the stir fry sauce and water.
Return to the heat, gently toss for 1 minute to heat through the noodles and for the sauce to thicken. Add the scallions. Stir.
Pour onto a serving platter and top with the grilled pork to serve.
August 16, 2017 at 8:28 am
August 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm
Yum!! We like Asian flavors too. When we began the blog we were going to do solely Italian but that’s not the way we eat. Neither was it the way my folks enjoyed their food — they welcomed a variety. So, I’m glad we’re incorporating different cuisines. As you mentioned, and as we’ve observed there are a lot of Asians making Italy their home. Your recipe sound delicious. Have a great evening!!
August 16, 2017 at 4:58 pm
I agree and I got the tip about sweet soy sauce from you. It is great in this dish. Thanks Marisa.
August 17, 2017 at 8:03 am
Oh. My. Gosh! 🌿🌱🍃
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September 18, 2017 at 7:55 pm
I made this meal tonight; it was excellent. Thanks, Jovina.
September 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
That is great. I guess we like an Asian meal every once in awhile. Thanks for letting me know
September 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm
I made this again last night; it was as good or better than the first time.
September 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm
I am so glad you like my Asian recipes. We love Asian cuisine and can’t really get good versions where we live, so I have been recreating the dishes we like at home. Thanks for letting me know you liked this recipe and it turned out well for you.
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