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deguerre 08-19-2013 07:39 AM

Pickled Pork Tenderloin Char Siu (Char Siu Sauce Courtesy chicagokp!)
Last Wednesday I started a cook for the current Throw Down, about pickles. I decided to do my own pickling for this one, and I wanted to try pickled pork. I found a few recipes but decided on Alton Brown's:

with only a few mods, the largest one using tenderloin instead of shoulder. At any rate, I also made a nice pickled veggie "salad" using sliced cucumber, radish, onion, ginger and Serrano in rice vinegar, salt and sugar.



The pork and veggies pickled until Sunday when I pan fried a small piece of pork to test. Intense! Needed a rinse and a brief soak to remove the excess salt for my purposes. I can see using this with the shoulder as an ingredient for red beans and rice, as many recipes out of South Louisiana (NOLA especially) called for.

At any rate, last night I decided to do a Char Siu.
Now, chicagokp (Kirk) had sent me a surprise when he forwarded some summer reading to me (THANKS KIRK!!!):

Which I used for a brief marinade in the cooking vessel of choice

on the grill

Which wound up on my plate like this...

A closer look at the veggies - drizzled with honey to compliment the salt and vinegar

I let the pork come up to 120 IT in the pan and sauce, then directly grilled it. The pork was quite good. Very intense, but it matched perfectly with the char siu sauce and pickled ginger when speared on the same bite.

I'll be doing this again. Thanks for looking!

Lake Dogs 08-19-2013 07:47 AM

You've entered a new league, my friend! Awesome!

chambersuac 08-19-2013 07:51 AM

Looks fantastic.

Gore 08-19-2013 07:56 AM

Looks really nice Guerry. We haven't done any char siu in months. Guess that's going to change soon now. :thumb:

bluetang 08-19-2013 08:10 AM

Top shelf there G!

Pig Daddy 08-19-2013 08:23 AM

Nice job! :clap2:

Phubar 08-19-2013 08:32 AM

Now I need some pork!

deguerre 08-19-2013 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by chambersuac (Post 2593504)
Looks fantastic.

Glad to have you back Dan!

cameraman 08-19-2013 10:19 AM

As you know Guerry I don't eat pork but your photography is first rate. :wink:

NOHENS 08-19-2013 10:36 AM

Write sriracha on the grocery list please.

code3rrt 08-19-2013 10:57 AM

Beautiful plate and very creative!

Looks good enough to eat:-P!

And eat

and eat

and eat.....


fingerlickin' 08-19-2013 11:00 AM

This one goes to eleven. :grin: :thumb:

Bonewagon 08-19-2013 11:01 AM

Terrific job Guerry!

aawa 08-19-2013 11:09 AM

Awesome looking cook! I think it was asian weekend or something, I did bulgogi on friday

deguerre 08-19-2013 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by fingerlickin' (Post 2593705)
This one goes to eleven. :grin: :thumb:

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