Grilled Maple Dijon Pork Chops

The key to super juicy pork (anything) is to brine the meat. It’s the same idea as turkey or chicken. Even if all you have is 2 hours it totally makes a difference, but ideally 6-8 hours for these is the perfect amount of time for it to break down some of the muscle tissue, and it will help the …

Natchitoches Meat Pies

Meat Pie Filling: 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 pound ground beef 8 ounces ground pork 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 medium bell pepper, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (4 to 6 cloves) 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 …

Pork & Asparagus with Chile-Garlic Sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 tablespoons chinese rice wine, sake 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons sugar 2 dried hot chiles 3 scallions, minced 1 pound boneless pork shoulder, thinly sliced 1/2 pound asparagus, sliced on the diagonal into 1-inch lengths 2 tablespoons toban djan, a fermented chile-bean sauce Steamed jasmine rice, …