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chashu - smoke/braised pork belly served in Ramen.
« on: December 06, 2020, 06:43:34 AM »
First longer cook in the new #2 Chashu - Smoked/Braised Pork

Technically Yakibuta - (BBQ Pork) but went with equal part braise to smoking...

The only difference from traditional Chashu is rather than stove top braising I did the same in a shallow chafing pan in the smoker. 6 hours @ 225 with 5 oz. of Apple chunks (3 medium chunks) I turned the pork once late in the smoke and we continued to braise indoors. (I should have turned it more...note for next time)

I also smoked a few eggs. 90 minutes. (eggs slightly brown to start but got considerably darker) The organic eggs were cooked through with a delicate smoke flavor.

Came out lovely. Delicate apple smoke soft and juicy pork for ramen. We hosted our friend, the owner of the small street taco restaurant my partner chef's at.

My partner put together the broth, marinades, rub and seasonings.

Things to do differently:

1. tie the pork belly up tighter with more string closer.
2. Sear the outsides pork in heavy skillet first
3. roll the pork in the braise liquid a few times
4. cool overnight in fridge before slicing and searing for serving


next up in the smoker:

A similar cook but for birria tacos....this smoke braised seared beef shoulder chunks will be served at the restaurant in current internet taco craze - birria taco

Initial thinking is seared fist size marinated beef shoulder chunks, smoked braised (retaining fluid), then seal char seared again on high heat grill....at the restaurant the beef will be used in the birria "stew" removed then shredded for the crispy taco.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2020, 07:14:24 AM by BBQueen »
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Re: chashu - smoke/braised pork belly served in Ramen.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 09:54:21 AM »
Eva,

I must say - you have posted some wonderful cooks thus far! And this one! Wow, how cool! I donít recall seeing anyone mention smoking eggs in the Smokin-It...perhaps I just donít recall but that is pretty cool! And the pork looks great! - this ramen looks phenomenal!

And you mention birria tacos! They are probably my favorite type of taco! The adobo broth served with is so flavorful after the 3-4 hour braising of chuck roast. Iíve made birria tacos a few times the last few months. Iíd be curious to hear about your methods and what your adobo recipe looks like. I follow Alex Stupakís method in his wonderful book ďTacos: Recipes and ProvocationsĒ.

Thank you for sharing your great cooks over the last few weeks! Canít wait to see more!
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Re: chashu - smoke/braised pork belly served in Ramen.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 07:08:01 AM »
Here is the next meal using the Chashu...a BLT*PB
Bacon Lettuce, Tomato and Pork Belly

We dropped the sliced Pork Belly into the deep fryer (was handy because of the fries)

Had a nice spicey mayo...on a toasted brioch bun...

It is cool to smoke something that can be used multiple ways....Chashu is one of those...

Eva in MKE
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Re: chashu - smoke/braised pork belly served in Ramen.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2020, 04:48:22 PM »
Your food looks incredible. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: chashu - smoke/braised pork belly served in Ramen.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 01:58:03 AM »
I'm loving it for sure. Keep posting. It helps to inspire us to think outside the box.   Danny
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Re: chashu - smoke/braised pork belly served in Ramen.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 11:29:05 AM »
Looks great!
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