My husband and I always go to the book store on the weekends after our walk to the farmer's market. It's become a tradition of sorts. Unless it's too humid to breathe or pouring that is where you will find us on a Saturday morning.
I have been on a serious book kick recently. I have always been a book worm but I guess I had a reader's block? If that's even a thing. Who knows?
But any who, I have really been making a list of books I want to read. And I found this amazing app called Good Reads and it lists all the books you want to read, ones you have read, and recommends ones to read in the future based off your interests! How cool is that?! So needless to say I have spent a good amount of time making my humongous list. Right now I am finishing off Anna Karenina and my next is still undecided. It's in between Crime and Punishment or a Thomas Hardy novel. You pick for me. Which one should I read next?
Now, back to the book store. I always make a bee line to the fiction section and then hit the cook books cause well...duh. I found one that caught my eye " My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen". I was intrigued. I don't make Asian inspired cuisine too often and I saw a bunch of recipes Jake would love. So I bought it and picked one to try, Jake LOVED it and so did I. I chose the barbecued pork with egg noodles and a side of steamed broccoli.
Now, I know it is basically Fall but the colder weather never stops us from going out to grill. This recipe can be grilled or broiled for when it is too cold to grill.
I opted for broiling mine this time since Jake wasn't home from work yet. The sauce for this is uhmazing.
Whether you grill or broil, you can't go wrong.
3lb Hormel extra lean pork loin
5 tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
⅓ cup honey
½ teaspoon salt
4 tbs oyster sauce
3 tbs dry white wine
4 tbs hoisin sauce
½ teaspoon white pepper
1.5 teaspoon five spice powder
Quarter the pork loin length wise and place in a large bowl or I chose to put it in a baking pan
Mix the marinade and pour over the pork and let it sit for 2-3 hours or overnight if you are making this ahead of time
Preheat broiler on low setting and place pork in broiler for 40-50 minutes flipping and basting every 8-10 minutes until cooked thoroughly
Preheat grill and spray grill plate with cooking spray.
Place pork on grill and continuously baste with marinade for 20-30 minutes or until cooked thoroughly
Serve with egg noodles ( I used the No Yolk kind) and steamed broccoli!
Adapted from "My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen" cookbook
- 3lb Hormel extra lean pork loin
- 5 tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
- ⅓ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 tbs oyster sauce
- 3 tbs dry white wine
- 4 tbs hoisin sauce
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- 1.5 teaspoon five spice powder
- Quarter the pork loin length wise and place in a large bowl or I chose to put it in a baking pan
- Mix the marinade and pour over the pork and let it sit for 2-3 hours or overnight if you are making this ahead of time
- If Broiling:
- Preheat broiler on low setting and place pork in broiler for 40-50 minutes flipping and basting every 8-10 minutes until cooked thoroughly
- If Grilling:
- Preheat grill and spray grill plate with cooking spray.
- Place pork on grill and continuously baste with marinade for 20-30 minutes or until cooked thoroughly
- Serve with egg noodles ( I used the No Yolk kind) and steamed broccoli!
Nutrition Info is approximately based on My Fitness Pal app and is subject to vary if different ingredients are substituted.
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