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Asian Nite at The Relleno's

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chilerelleno, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wife and I split out for a concert in MS, went to the Pearl River Casino Resort to see Great White and Skid Row.
    A night away from home without the kids, a night for dinner, a concert and hotel stay.
    Now the great thing about this concert is that my wife is friends with Mitch Malloy, Great White's new lead singer, and he fixed us up with All Access Passes.
    Backstage smackstage, we were front-n-center for Great White and then went upstairs to one of the skyboxes to watch Skid Row.
    What a way to watch a concert, big cushy loungers to relax in, hor d'oeuvres and free drinks served by wait staff.

    Now here is the real story,
    we went to a nice restaurant for dinner expecting something really good for the money only to be disappointed.
    This is all too common when one has their own passion for food and cooking.
    So I came home today hungry for some food that had real depth of flavor.
    I figured some Asian fare with a big kick would do the trick.

    Asian Pork Belly with Crispy Skin
    Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
    Vietnamese Pork/Shrimp Spring Rolls
    Bok Choy

    Asian Pork Belly with Crispy Skin
    Score, dry brine and air dry a pork belly for 36 hours
    Place belly in baking dish and let it come up to temp with oven during preheat to 475°
    Roast belly for 30-40 minutes, until it has turned the skin to cracklins
    Add sauce to just below skin, add garlic, ginger, chile and star anise to sauce
    Lower heat to 375°, return to oven and bake for 2.5 hours
    Garnish with chopped green onion
    Strain sauce and then reduce by a third, pour over PB strips

    2C cider or cane vinegar
    1-3/4C soy sauce
    1/3C brown sugar
    1-1/4C water
    1T sesame oil
    1T fish sauce
    6 star anise
    4-5 garlic cloves, minced
    1 medium knob of ginger, chopped
    1 Serrano or other chile, chopped
    Green onion, chopped for garnish


    Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
    6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterfly and pound flat
    Marinate chicken for about 4 hours in homemade teriyaki sauce and then grill.

    Teriyaki Sauce
    1C water
    5T brown sugar
    1/4C soy sauce
    2T honey
    1t granulated garlic
    1/2 t ground ginger
    Combine the above and bring to a boil
    Combine the cornstarch and water, add to mix and boil to desired thickness
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/4 cup cold water


    Bok Choy
    1/2C chicken stock
    1/4C Shaoxing wine
    1T sesame oil
    Set aside
    In a wok lightly brown some finely chopped garlic in oil
    Quickly stir fry the Bok Choy in the garlic oil for about a minute
    Add in the liquid and bring to a fast boil, hold for two minutes, drain and serve

    Vietnamese Pork/Shrimp Spring Rolls
    Frozen spring rolls from the local Asian Market, really tasty stuff.
    I can't read the brand name much less pronounce it.

    Money Shot
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  2. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Simply amazing! Love the food you make! I always enjoy reading your threads!
    Cool story about the concert!
  3. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That sure looks like it would beat most any restaurant food. I could happily dig into a plate of that anyday (except for the pork belly--just too much fat for me on a belly).
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks out of this world.
  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Yeah man,love me some Asian! The belly looks devine.I used to cook a lot of Asian,too much.Time to check the spices/sauces and get it back into the rotation.Thanks for the kick!
  6. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Lights out chili! I’m digging that belly!

    Only problem I have is the timing of this post. Did you send this post back in the late 80’s? Had to be stuck somewhere between your computer and this site for the last 30 years cause you went to a skid row & great white show! Lmao!

  7. Hey, hey, be nice now. 80's arena rock is still the best live shows to go to. I can't do either of those acts (sorry, no 'bash no skid row), but you won't get a better show pound for pound then 80's hair/metal/glam. \m/
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    CR, Sounds like a great concert and the Asian cook looks delicious!
  9. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, we had a fun time at the concert.
    Always nice to have connections.

    I'm about to hit the leftovers for lunch, yum!
  10. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru

    The music is a little to modern for my tastes, but the food looks great.

    Point for sure.

  11. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Gary, this was the least fatty, and the meatiest PB I've ever eaten.
    You can see the one vein of nearly rendered out fat, and the skin was so crunchy.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
  12. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You come up with some of the best food & recipes of anybody on SMF!
    Great story & of course you made the carousel again!!
    Nice job John!
  13. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Brian.
  14. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Appreciate it MC.
    One of my favorites is Kung Pao Chicken, made with chopped thighs, extra green onion and hotter than hell's furnace.
  15. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    We love going to concerts featuring the older Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands.
    Saw them all back in the awesome era of Arena Rock, huge extravagant shows, spectacular lighting, special effects and stages.
    Now it's much more relaxed, small venues and not nearly as crazy.
    We go to several concerts a year and love it more than ever!

    Thanks for the food comments and likes.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
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  16. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks CM, the bands rocked.
    Sunday's dinner wasn't too shabby.
  17. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Chris.
    What genres of music do you enjoy?
    We range from Classical to Zydeco and some of everything in between.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
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  18. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    All Great Chili!
    I hate to be referred to a restaurant, and find they serve you a bite, with some greens and drizzled shitsauce.
    Then the bill is always huge, too. K.M.A!
    Remember what Dorthy said, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home..."
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  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think this meal looks so good it should be illegal. Truly incredible, Sir!

  20. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks man...
    I hear ya man, I hear ya and agree.
    Hard to find good eats now-a-days.