Homemade Chinese TakeoutThese days, I avoid MSG at all costs, so a lot of our local take-out Chinese food is off my list, but not wanting to deprive my kids of some of my childhood favorites, I came up with this healthy and deliciousdinner treat that we all loved. How does this compare to your favorite takeout?
2. Chinese Glazed Spare Ribs
These ribs are sweet and savory, and easy to make. The ribs are marinated in a delicious Hoisin-based sauce, which also acts as a final glaze to give the ribs a sweet shiny finish. Hoisin sauce, which is made from ground fermented soy beans, sugar, and spices, imbues the marinade with a savory depth of flavor and the soy sauce and honey in the marinade add sweet and salty accents. Allow at least 2 hours, or better yet overnight, for the meat to soak up the flavors. Watch all of Linda's Grokker Premium videos for delicious recipes made in the style of the Hakka people of China.
3. Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Turkey
This recipe calls for many ingredients and some planning, but the finished turkey’s rich, smoky flavor and juicy meat is more than worth it. First, the turkey is brined in a cider-spice brine to season it inside and out. Then, it gets rubbed with butter, honey, and a barbecue spice rub. Next, it's wrapped in bacon and smoked on the grill. As the bird finishes cooking, it gets spritzed with apple juice to beautifully burnish the skin and keep the meat moist and flavorful.
4. Delicious Sweet and Sour Pork
Simple and easypork recipe that has Asian flavors and a sweetness from pineapple chunks.