I could’ve just left off the lettuce because these Asian pork burgers require absolutely nothing else to make them even more fantastic. Every bite is packed with tender, juicy pork. Teriyaki and soy sauces and ginger bring that Asian-inspired taste. Add a few vegetables and you have what might just be the perfect pork burger. I substituted a hot pepper instead of adding bell pepper. I wanted a little heat in my burgers. Nothing too overpowering. You can also just add a few pinches of red pepper flake if you want a little kick. But don’t leave out the vegetables. They add not only flavor but moisture, which pork needs.
Our local grocery store had cheap steak on sale even cheaper, so I picked up one for lunch. Working from home has its advantages, and one is being able to toss a steak onto the charcoal grill during the day. As much as I love just salt and pepper on a steak, sometimes I want something a little different. I had Asian flavors on the brain, so well, you can guess what happened next. An Asian steak marinade combining salty soy with a little sweetness and a little heat. I loved the combination of heat and sweet in the Asian steak marinade. I would not be afraid to add more chili paste, though. That’s just me. I like a bit of spicy in all of my dishes.
You do want to be careful cooking the steaks over high heat. Too long and they’ll char. Sear them quickly and then move them to indirect heat to let them finish cooking.
The BBQ Pit Boys make some amazing food. They’ll grill anything, and no matter what it is, it’ll look great and taste great. Go spend a few hours at their site and watch all of their videos. You’ll see what I mean.
I picked up a few racks of ribs the other day. I had been jonesin’ for Asian chicken wings, but since I had ribs, I had to take a slightly different route… And luckily for me, the BBQ Pit Boys already had a technique for grilled Asian ribs.
These ribs came out with a great Asian flavor, almost like Teriyaki. If you’re smoking them, go light on the smoke. You don’t want a strong wood to fight with the great Asian taste.