Sunday, January 11, 2009

Asian Pork Strips

I’m making some wonton soup for supper this evening, but I wanted something a bit more substantial to go with it. (I’m not the type of person who can live on soup and soup alone.) Plus, wontons are difficult to slip to the dogs under the table. I can’t just think of myself, you know.

This is a Kikkoman recipe with just a few minor tweaks. Despite the Tabasco, it’s not too spicy, just savory and flavorful. It’s great as an appetizer or small plate dish. Or as a snack for those who just like to sit around and eat meat on a stick. There’s no judgment here.

Asian Pork Strips
Makes 4-6 appetizer servings

1 lb. pork loin, ½” thick, cut in ¼” strips
½ c. soy sauce
¼ c. minced scallions
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
3 Tbsp. water
1 ½ tsp. minced or grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced or grated
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
½ tsp. sesame oil
Wooden or metal skewers

1. Thread pork strips onto skewers and place in a large dish.

2. Mix soy sauce, scallions, sugar, water, ginger, garlic, Tabasco, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Pour mixture over skewers.

3. Let stand 30 minutes, turning skewers occasionally.

4. Preheat broiler to low.

5. Place skewers on rack of broiler pan, reserving marinade. Brush with reserved marinade.
6. Broil about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, flip and brush with remaining marinade, and broil another 5 minutes.

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