Chinese Barbecue Recipes
The warm weather is here - time to fire up the backyard barbecue and pack picnic lunches for weekend hikes. Looking for an alternative to the traditional hamburgers and three bean salad? How about adding an Asian influence to your next outdoor party? Below are Chinese barbecue recipes for everything from whipping up a batch of hamburgers with Oriental seasonings to spicing up your grilled meats with a Chinese barbecue sauce, mixing together flavorful ingredients such as hoisin sauce and Asian sesame oil.
You can also spice up side dishes. Spicy Szechuan noodles go well with grilled or barbecued meats. Chicken wings can be marinated with five-spice powder before being tossed on the grill. Of course, no outdoor gathering would be complete without potato salad: how about a Chinese potato salad with a a dash of hot mustard powder to spice up the mayonnaise sauce? Or a Chinese potato salad with a tangy rice vinegar dressing?
Here are recipes that will help make your next barbecue or picnic a success, along with a few general resources about barbecuing:
Chinese Barbecue Recipes
Hoisin Sauce Chicken Wings - Both hoisin and oyster sauce are used in the marinade for this baked chicken wings recipe.
Chinese Chicken Wings - A recipe for the grill made with five-spice powder.
More Chicken Wing Recipes - A number of chicken wing recipes, from sweet and sour to mandarin.
Barbecue Chicken Drummies - chicken drummies are slow cooked in a barbecue sauce, chile sauce, honey and garlic.
Barbecued Spareribs - Hoisin sauce and sherry are two ingredients in the marinade for these ribs, which are baked and brushed with honey.
Honey Garlic Spareribs - A combination of hoisin sauce, honey and garlic gives these ribs an unusual flavor.
Bernie's Oriental Ribs - A flavorful rib recipe from a restaurant in the Catskills.
Hawaiian Luau Barbecued Beef Ribs - Grilled beef short ribs with a spicy marinade - another recipe from the winner of the 1980 Nevada State Chili Contest.
Dry Garlic Spareribs - Ribs simmered in brown sugar, mustard and other seasonings.
Spicy Salt and Pepper Spareribs - Spicy salt and pepper mix lends flavor to deep-fried spareribs.
Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce - Stir-fried spareribs are simmered in a flavorful mixture of fermented black beans, chilies, soy sauce and brown sugar.
Chinese Barbecue Sauce - This is the same basic sauce used to make Chinese barbecued pork.
Chinese Red Marinade - with chili sauce and five-spice powder
Szechuan Noodles - Egg noodles are tossed in a balsamic vinegar dressing livened up with Chinese seasonings.
Chinese Potato Salad - Not your usual potato salad, this one has a flavorful rice vinegar dressing.
Chinese Coleslaw - Velvety red cabbage and emerald green bok choy, topped with a tart rice vinegar dressing.
Egg Rolls - filled with barbecued pork, vegetables and seasonings
Chicken Egg Rolls - with red bell pepper and an oyster sauce gravy
Szechuan Noodles - Egg noodles topped with a spicy dressing. This would go very nicely with Korean bulgogi (see under Main dishes). Italian pasta can be substituted for the egg noodles.
Five-spice Chicken - Chicken thighs are marinated in a soy sauce-based marinade with five-spice powder, fresh ginger and other seasonings.
Chicken Teriyaki - Tsingtao beer adds something extra to the marinade in this recipe created by Martin Yan.
Bulgogi - Korean Beef Barbecue.
Lamb and Chile Grill - something a little different - lamb cubes are marinated overnight in a spicy marinade with chiles and crushed Szechuan peppercorns, and grilled.
Lemony Chicken for the Grill - although this is a Vietnamese recipe, the ingredients are mostly the same as those found in Chinese lemon chicken, with the addition of a bit of fish sauce in the mariande.
More Grilled Lemon Chicken - With a flavorful marinade with red wine vinegar, fresh cilantro and other seasonings.
Grilled Ginger Chicken - feel free to reserve extra marinade and use as a dressing for a simple green salad to serve with the chicken. Marinated Ginger Chicken for the Grill - Grated fresh ginger adds an extra kick to this flavorful marinade, which does double duty as a basting sauce while the chicken thighs are grilling.
Asian Soy-Glazed Salmon Burger - an award winning recipe in Sutter Home Winery's "Build a Better Burger" Contest
Oriental Burgers - Ground Pork seasoned with soy sauce and garlic, topped with hoisin sauce, cilantro and bean sprouts.
Preparing a Vegetarian Grill - grilling ideas for vegetarians
Grilled Pork Tenderloin - Pork is marinated overnight in soy sauce, ginger and other seasonings, then grilled and topped with reserved marinade.
Grilling 101 - Basic tips on getting started, from About's Guide to Barbecues and Grilling.
The History of Barbecue - Another feature by About's Barbecues and Grilling Guide exploring the world of barbecued meats - from the first time meat was thrown on an open flame to the advent of today's 40,000 BTU grills.
What's In a Name?
|There is a strong indication that the word "barbecue" comes from the Spanish word barbacoa which is derived from an American Indian word for the framework of green wood on which meat or fish was cooked over a pit of coals. Others believe that the French should be credited - when Caribbean pirates came stateside, they roasted animals barbe-a-queue, head to tail, so to speak.
(Source: Finger Lickin' Rib Stickin' Great Tastin' Barbecue by Jane Butel)