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Old 27-04-2004, 10:20 PM
Gary
 
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Default Pork roast steaks - how to make them taste good?

I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?

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Old 27-04-2004, 10:40 PM
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"Gary" wrote in message
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I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


First of all get good pork. The standard supermarket factory pork has been
bred to be low fat and is not particularly tasty. You can get good pork at
Whole Foods or better yet at a local farmers' market. Then brine it. Yuo can
make the Chnese BBQ pork at home - it's called Cha Shu (or Char Shu
sometimes). You can find recipes on the web, or buy a seasoning packet at a
Chinese market.


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Old 27-04-2004, 11:00 PM
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Gary gary_w1 wrote:

I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?



Pound the shit outta them... that's right, pound them until they're about 3/16"
thick (cutlets). Then dust with seasoned flour and fry quickly, no more than
one minute per side (great in a sammiche with sauted peppers). Or coat
liberally with fresh cracked pepper, fry as per previous instructions, then
prepare a sauce from pan fond using lots of fresh lemon juice... or bread n'
fry... or prepare em a la parm.


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Old 28-04-2004, 04:54 AM
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On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 21:20:30 GMT, Gary wrote:

I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


The easiest but most expensive way is to start with a heritage pig
(I.E. traditional breed) that wanders around rooting. That will take
care of it.

I imagine those Spanish pigs that eat acorns all day to make Serranno
(sp?) ham would probably make a good steak or loin roast as well.

To make modern supermarket pork taste like anything you can use a dry
marinade or rub a day or so before. It will be edible but still not as
good.




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Old 28-04-2004, 05:12 AM
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"Gary" wrote in message
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I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


For a more occidental flavour try what we had last night, simple but very
good.

Rosemary Pork Steaks
------------------------
Make enough marinade to have about a dessertspoon of liquid for each steak,
this will do two:
- the *fresh* rosemary leaves off about 6-8in of stalk chopped v fine
- big splash olive oil
- squeeze of lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- grind of fresh black pepper

Mix and coat the steaks, leave for at least half an hour (up to overnight if
in the fridge) then fry or grill. Cook until the pink has just gone from the
centre but not all the juice.

We had it with a full-bodied dry white wine, potato salad, green beans and
baby yellow squash.

David




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Old 28-04-2004, 09:39 AM
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Steve Wertz wrote:

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 21:20:30 GMT, Gary
wrote:

I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


Brine them in a string garlic/onion brine.

-sw


With grated ginger. :-)

K.

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Old 28-04-2004, 03:30 PM
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In rec.food.cooking, Gary wrote:
I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.


Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.


Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


What you have there is a boneless loin pork chop. If you are grilling it
on a gas grill, it is not geting hot enough. Use very hot charcoal.
Salt and pepper both sides. grill on one side until the fat around the
edge is nice and crispy, and the surface is golden brown. Flip them
over, and sprinkle a little bit of some tasty chile powder on the cooked
side, to melt into the liquid fat. Don't cook it too long - you don't
want to dry it out.


That last bit of advice is particularly important. Pork is perfectly safe
when there is still a bit of pink in the middle, and it tastes much better
than the overcooked dried out pork that is too often the norm.


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Old 28-04-2004, 04:53 PM
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wrote:
I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.


Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast

pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


I marinate mine for at least 3 hours in:

soy sauce
lots of garlic
oregano, tyme, rosemary
pepper
maple syrup or apple juice
and some oil...........

E.


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Old 28-04-2004, 05:57 PM
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Gary wrote in message . ..
I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


Sprinkle some coarse salt and pepper on it, put it in the fridge in a
ziploc for a few hours. Rinse off, add some fresh salt and black
pepper, and grill on your barbecue(indirect) with hickory chips/chunks
for smoke, at around 350 for 30 minutes or until done.

Poor mans kasseler rib!


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Old 28-04-2004, 07:39 PM
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Rodney Myrvaagnes wrote:

I imagine those Spanish pigs that eat acorns all day to make Serranno
(sp?) ham would probably make a good steak or loin roast as well.



One of the TV shows featured a hotel/restaurant/farm that served their
own free-range pork. The owner said it was best in the fall when the
pigs fattened up on windfall apples from their orchard.




Brian Rodenborn


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Old 28-04-2004, 07:55 PM
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"David Hare-Scott" wrote in message ...
"Gary" wrote in message
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I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


For a more occidental flavour try what we had last night, simple but very
good.

Rosemary Pork Steaks


There's a German deli in my neighborhood (Mayer's on Lincoln just
south of Lawrence for those in Chicago) that sells what they call
"Balkan steaks." These are boneless pork loin chops (about .75 inches
thick) in a dry marinade of what seems to be mostly paprika, ground
fennel and black pepper. It's very tasty, but they do use good quality
pork.

-bwg
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Old 28-04-2004, 10:55 PM
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On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 21:20:30 GMT, Gary wrote:

I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


Garlic, salt and pepper. Pork and turkey need garlic :

Sue(tm)
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Old 28-04-2004, 11:25 PM
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Here is one of many Chinese Roast Pork recipes from Googles:

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Home Cooking Chinese Roast Pork Recipe

Ingredients
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 Tbsp light soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp oyster sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp MSG (optional)
1 Tbsp white or rose wine
1 piece (1 inch) gingerroot, minced
1-1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp bottled Chinese bean paste
1 clove garlic, minced
2 shallots, diced
1-1/4 pounds pork tenderloin
2 Tbsp honey
2 drops red food color

Instructions
Combine salt, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, MSG, wine,
gingerroot, hoisin sauce, bean paste, garlic and shallots in large
bowl. Add pork, baste thoroughly and marinate 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Place
pork on rack in roasting pan. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
Turn meat and bake 7 minutes longer. Remove pork and brush with honey
mixed with food color. Return to oven 10 minutes, or until done. Cut
meat crosswise into thin slices and serve hot or cold.

Yield: 4 servings
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Old 29-04-2004, 12:17 AM
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In article , Gary
wrote:

I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.

Very disappointing. Almost tasteless. But I LOVE chinese roast pork.

Any recommendations: what to do to enhance the flavor?


Here's a recipe for char siu (Chinese BBQ pork):



What you need.

1 Pkg. NOH Chinese Barbecue Seasoning Mix, Net wt. 2.5 ounce, 71g.
1/2 Cup water.
1 1/2 pounds pork (pork butt, ribs, chicken, duck, turkey, etc.
Pan to Marinate, Oven.
OPTIONAL-Dry mix can be rubbed directly onto the meat before cooking.

Recipe for Char Siu:

Combine contents of package with 1/2 cup water; blend/stir well. Cut 1 1/2
pound of pork into 2" by 2" by 4" pieces. Marinate in sauce for 2 to 4
hours, or overnight for best results. Preheat oven to 350
degrees F. Place pork on a rack in a roasting pan and cook for 20 minutes.
Turn meat and cook 20 minutes longer or until done. Baste occasionally
with marinade. So Easy!

Ingredients:

Sugar, powdered soy sauce (soy beans, starch, caramel color, salt), onion
powder, garlic powder, other spices, red No. 3. No MSG added.
UPC 0 73562 00020 7


I don't know what brand I used, but my brother gave me the packet. It was
very good.

:-)

I tried making my own.

I didn't follow the recipe that I used anyway, but most Chinese cookbooks
have a recipe for char siu, and you can Google on it also.

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Old 29-04-2004, 04:31 AM
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Gary wrote:
I bought a boneless prok loin roast and cut them into steaks. I
grilled one the other night.


Pound it thin and flat, season it, bread it, fry it, put
it on a bun with lettuce and pickle (and whatever else
you want), and consider yourself a midwesterner.

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