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Slice, Season, Skewer: The Secret to Building Flavor When Grilling Lean Meat

Slice, Season, Skewer: The Secret to Building Flavor When Grilling Lean Meat

The Secret to Building Flavor When Grilling Lean Meat

For getting the crispy edges, grill recipes, moist interiors, and tasty super-fast cooking slice lean meats thinly before tossing in a zesty sauce or marinade. This slice, skewer, and season: The Secret to building flavor when grilling lean meat recipes are very easy and tasty too.

Crispy Asian Grilled Pork

Asian Pork The Secret to Building Flavor When Grilling Lean Meat


  • 1 large pork tenderloin, trimmed (1 1/4 pounds)
  • 8 to 10 thin bamboo skewers, 12 inches long
  • 2 tbsp. each: vegetable oil, black bean-garlic sauce, refrigerated lemongrass puree, or oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. each: fish sauce, or soy sauce, light brown sugar,
  • 2 small shallots, minced or crushed in garlic press
  • 2 tsps. dark Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Chopped green onions and cilantro


Pat the large pork dry and transfer it to a dish in the freezer just long ample to stable it up a bit, about 30 minutes. Bathe bamboo skewers in a shallow dish of water and cover it for 30 or above minutes.

Arrange a charcoal grill and let coals burn till they are covered with steel ash. Or warm a gas grill till hot.

Mix oil, black bean sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, lemongrass puree, shallots, and pepper flakes in a large bowl, well.

Cut the pork crosswise with the very sharp knife into very thin slices. Add the slices to the mixture and stir well. Let pork marinate at the room temperature about 20 minutes.

Use 2 skewers set side by side for every kebab and thread meat onto them, so the meat is secure. Avoid crowding the slices too much. Repeat the same process for 4 or 5 kebabs.

Transfer kebabs on the hot grill, about 4 inches from the heat, covered the grill without turning the kebabs, for 3 minutes. Carefully flip every kebab and grill the other side until meat is golden and edges are crisp, about 2 minutes, when it is ready transfer to a plate.

Serve, slide the pork slices off the skewers onto a wholehearted serving platter. Sprinkling with cilantro and sliced onions.

Crispy Barbecue Pork Buns

Crispy BBQ Pork The Secret to Building Flavor When Grilling Lean


  • 1 recipe crispy Asian grilled pork
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 pretzel buns or brioche rolls split in half
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha or another red chile hot sauce
  • Cut thinly sliced tomato
  • Mix baby kale, baby romaine lettuce, or arugula


Sort pork as directed. In a small bowl, mix the hot sauce and mayonnaise. Toast the cut sides of the buns. Extent insides of the grilled buns with the mayo mixture spread a tomato slice on the top of the bun. Pile on slices of barbecue pork and top with baby kale leaves. Put the top bun in place and enjoy hot.

Crispy Barbecue Pork and Peanut Salad

BBQ Salad The Secret to Building Flavor When Grilling Lean Meat

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Prep: 30 minutes

Soak: 20 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  • 4 ounces dried 1/4-inch wide rice noodles
  • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, spiralized or finely julienned
  • 4 to 6 small fresh mint and basil leaves, torn
  • 1 recipe crispy Asian barbecue pork
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts,
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives or green onion tops
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


Add noodles in a bowl of very hot water until all done, for 20 minutes. Pour noodles into a strainer and drain well, transfer to a platter. Top with cucumber, basil leaves, lettuce, and mint.

Use a split to unthread the cooked pork straight over the noodle mixture. Sprinkle with chives, sesame seeds, and peanuts. Toss cilantro over it all. Pass the covering to drizzle on to taste.

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