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 …

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, …

Pulled Pork Carnitas

4 lb boneless pork shoulder or butt roast, fat trimmed slightly and then cut into large 2″ cubes 1 onion, ends cut off, halved and peeled the juice of 1 medium orange or 4 tiny clementines (save the spent halves) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cups water 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground …