Four Simple Recipes for BBQ Pork
Pork - the other white meat - can be great on the grill
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Pork is a moist and mild meat, which means it tastes great off the grill and even better with marinades or sauces. Pork is also usually very affordable, and since it's less prone to grilling problems, it's great for those who are new to the art of barbecue.
Simple Grilled Pork Chops
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
4 pork rib chops, about 1 inch thick
1. Combine all the ingredients except the pork chops and whisk together. Pour into a re-sealable bag or a covered glass dish. Add the pork chops and toss to coat. Marinate for thirty minutes in the refrigerator.
2. Remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
3. Grill over high heat for three minutes on each side. This will sear the meat.
4. Allow to cook for six to eight minutes over medium heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Basic Pork Ribs
Pork ribs are a barbecue staple, and this recipe is the simplest way to try them yourself.
1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
3 pounds pork spareribs
1. Grill the whole rib rack over low heat for one to one and a half hours.
2. Brush with the barbecue sauce during the last fifteen minutes, taking care not to let the sauce burn.
3. Cut the ribs into three-rib portions.
Southern Pulled Pork
This is a southern specialty and is the center of many summer parties. It's usually served on buns with coleslaw piled on top and lots of hot vinegar sauce.
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 boneless pork shoulder roast, 4 to 5 pounds
1. Combine all the spices to form a dry rub and press into all surfaces of the pork roast.
2. Grill over low heat for two and half to three hours. It should be about 170 degrees in the center. Let stand for ten minutes after you remove it from the grill.
3. Shred the pork into pieces with two forks. This is called pulling the pork, which is where it gets its name.
4. Mix in plenty of the vinegar sauce. The recipe for that is below.
Hot Vinegar Sauce for Pulled Pork
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt and pepper
Learn these three pork recipes, and you are well on your way to mastery of the complete barbecue menu.