Last Saturday, my friends came over to my house.
I love entertaining people with my food, more than anything else.
So, I made Chinese Style BBQ Ribs, Japanese Curry Pizza & Italian Tomato, Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia!
I know the food sounds not really belong to each other. lol
But I was just throwing everything that I have in my refrigerator to feed 5 people.
I had pork ribs so I decided to make some BBQ ribs.
I boiled it instead baking. And it turned out juicy and super tender!!
As you can see in the picture, it’s falling out from the bones.
Boiling is more Asian cooking technique than baking.
We still consider to use stove more than oven. Even though oven is very popular now days in Asia but not every house has an oven in there house.
And if you boil the meat, you don’t have to worry about the meat will get dry out!
Guaranty that you will have juicy meat!
But, the flavor wise, you might need to concern..
So you need to add lots of flavor into the water, so the meat will absolve all the flavor you put in!
Chinese Style BBQ Ribs
1 rack of ribs
7 to 8 cups water
1 whole garlic, halves
1/2 inch ginger
2 green onion
1/2 cup sake (rice wine)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper corns
2 bay leaves
1small carrot, halves
Combine all ingredients in a large pot, cover with a lid, bring to boil over medium high heat.
Reduce heat to medium, cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
When the ribs are almost ready, start make the
1Tablespoon hoisin sauce
1Tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sriracha
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/3 cup honey
Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until mixed well together.
After my ribs and sauce were ready, I just gave to my husband so he can start grill’em!
Just lay the ribs on a hot grill and keep brushing the sauce until the sauce’s gone, it looks shiny and nice chard.
And you are done!
How easy was that?! 🙂
I served with refreshing salad under neath of the ribs.
You can use any kinds of lettuce, I used romaine lettuce at that time.
Simple Asian Vinaigrette
Juice from1/2 fresh lime
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
small pinch of salt and black pepper
1/2 clove garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
Combine all ingredients and whisk until blended well.
Toss with your favorite lettuce.
And I made focaccia that morning, it turned out really good!
It was really easy and simple to make, so I made it for dinner again!
This is right after came out from the oven, I topped with tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and extra virgin olive oil!
Ahhh, it was so soft and fluffy~ <3
It was good just by itself, but for me.. it needs that something POP!
So, I added balsamic vinegar all over the top~
It was SO LOVELY!!
I couldn’t stop eating it~ lol
Anyways, I had leftover dough after I made this focaccia,
(Because I was planing to make 4 small focaccia.. but I changed my mind!)
So I made quick decision, again! Pizza~!! 😀
But I didn’t know what kind of pizza I’m gonna make.. because I didn’t have any kind of caned tomatoes and fresh tomatoes I have wasn’t enough to make quick tomato sauce..
And then I saw the leftover Japanese curry from the other day in the refrigerator and thought,
“How about make curry pizza?!”
This picture is before get into the oven.
I spread Japanese curry that I made a couple days before, (I made with a lot of onion)
and topped with center cut bacon, yellow and red bell pepper, and Queso asadero on the top.
I didn’t have mozzarella cheese so I used asadero, and it turned out pretty good!
Because asadero is very gooey, cheesy and melts very well.
I really swear it was my original idea. lol
And I was so excited that I came up with something that really cool and new!
One of my Japanese friend told me that there is Japanese pizza out there already.
Oh, well, it’s hard to come up with something REAL original I guess! lol
Next time if I try Japanese curry pizza again, I wanna top with shrimp tempura.
After bake it, top with shrimp tempura.. YUM!!
I can’t wait to try!
IF this post wins for a new episode of Asian at Home,
“Japanese Curry with Shrimp Tempura Pizza” will be the menu.
And YEAH, I made quick dessert also!
Nutella Espresso Mousse~ with Strawberries from our local farmers market~
I didn’t measure it when I was making this..
But here is the ingredients. 🙂
This time I added too much nutella so the color and texture wasn’t quite right..
Oh, well, but if the taste is good, then we are good to go! Right?!
I know, this post is very very long long post, but I wanted to show you guys all of the pictures and at least ingredients. 🙂
I hope you guys enjoyed it and try the ribs..
It was freaking amazing! lol
I really enjoy reading your posts even when they are long. They are never boring! They always have amazing pictures and the feeling you convey makes me excited for you trying out new recipes.
Thank you XJ!! It means a lot to me!! I will be keep posting and please keep read my blog~
You take great food photos! They made me hungry!
Thank yo Lei! I take my foodie pictures with my iPhone. 🙂