Sunday, August 12, 2007

grilled pork with asparagus

Grilled Pork with Asparagus

Inspired by "Nobu West Cookbook" which I have just finished reading and a few weeks ago I went to "Torajiro Jap Restaurant" in Thonglor with my beloved Mates.

I kind of like the way they cooked "grilled pork with asparagus" only that they used lots of fatty pork which not suits into my kind of food. I admitted that fat makes food more delicious but being a very curvy woman in her early 30s.
Too much Fat seems to be so very scary!!

Anyway, back to "Nobu", if you ever been to "Nobu Restaurant in London" which has been rated "1 star by Michelin". You will love their dressing ... I am personally being a big fan of his "spicy Lemon dressing & Matsuhisa dressing".

So, today i will combine a bit of Nobu's Lemon dressing and my very own version of grilled pork with asparagus.

Tip : this is a very good way to convince your hubby to eat green!!! as the grilled food goes very well with beer.. kind of like a "tapas" ; )

pork, cut in long strips (any part that you like - more fat, more delicious)
fresh asparagus, cut into 2-3 inches long
sea salt
black pepper, ground
2 tablespoons of extra light and mild olive oil

Lemon Dressing (from Nobu's recipe - without chillies)
100 ml of lemon juice
3 tablespoons & 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of garlic, grate
1/2 tablespoon of chillie garlic sauce
1 teaspoon of sea salt
140 ml of grape seed oil
a pinch of ground black pepper

fresh japanese cucumber
lemon/ lime wedges


* soak wooden skewers in water for 10-15 mins

* season the pork with sea salt and ground black pepper
* roll asparagus with pork using the skewers

* preheat a grill and a griddle
* brown the pork in the grill (brush the pork with a bit of olive oil)
* heat on a griddle until cooked through
(use a steak pan instead, if its to hands)

* serve with fresh japaneses cucumber
* a cup of lemon dressing
* a few wedges of fresh lemon/ lime

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