dimanche 18 décembre 2011

Recipe: BBQ marinade for ribs or pork chop!

Always wanted to make your personal BBQ marinade? Here a easy recipe that will make your pork chops tender and delicious! (The recipe work for both actually but I've done it with pork chops for the pictures)

Here's the ingredients!
  • 1/2cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of soy sauce (personally, I put 3)
  • 2tbsp of vinegar
  • 1tbsp of garlic salt (garlic powder would do fine too)
  • 1 tbsp of Cayenne pepper (or cayenne seed) *
*this is optional, it's mostly for taste.

You can use a plastic bag with a seal on top (example: ziploc bag) or simply a bowl. Just put all the ingredient in the bowl (or bag). The look doesn't seem tasty at first. Mix it well and it should look like this:

Makes holes into your meat (just poke it with a knife several time will do, on both side) and put it into the marinade. Let it cold for 4 hour min in the fridge ( more you wait, better the meat will absorb the taste). I have 9 pork chop in this bolw and I have enough sauce/marinade for it. Don't forget to shake it well so all meat piece get soaked by the marinade.

For cooking, you can put it in the oven with the marinade. For the meal I made today, I used a pan and select the piece I needed. I added some grilled sesame since i love the flavor with my meat.(this is optional). For the oven cook time, I never tried it so I can't tell. (I'll try it and update this post once it's done. In the pan, about 10 mins and it should be done, just don't forget to often switch their side or the sauce will thicken and will burn too quickly.
 Update edit:If you are using the oven, put it 350°F / 176°C . Cook it around 30 minutes or more, depending your taste.

  This is the final result, a tasty and tender pork chop! I hope you liked the recipe, and tell me your opinion about it in the comment section below! If you have found a good variation of this or advice, write it also in the comment section.

 Enjoy your meal! ;-)

dimanche 11 décembre 2011

First post, duh!

I am Myouko Tatara, I'm a 23 years old girl. I'm French Canadian,  half Abénaki too. You probably know me from the Touhou Role-Playing Community. I decide to make myself a blog talking of several passion I have (such as Cosplaying, drawing, etc...) and many other things. Now let's talk about myself a bit.

I am a touhou fan for now 3 years, I really like the series...but I am so bad to play at it (yes easy modo -_-;) the only one I am good is touhou9, but on netplay  people can easily beat me (Chiyuri and Yuuka admin can prove this!). I do not have a lot of touhou stuff as a fan.Most of them are sadly bootleg because I do not have money to buy real ones. (i will probably post pictures of my stuff later on the blog).

My other passion is cosplaying. I know I am "fat" and does not fit  to do small character but damn, who cares when you put so many effort on the cosplay! I pass a lot of time and money on this. At first, I was caring a lot about what people was saying about "fat" cosplayer until I realize it wasn't worth crying about that. I even won a price for best cosplay once in a convention! Since that day, I do not care about what people say about me and my cosplay because I am proud of myself. My skill in cosplaying are still growing and I am really proud about it, I am more a props maker than a costume maker though..

I also looove to cook. I am really proud to have been able to work in a sushi shop in my life.(a little company). I have learned a lot from them and each time I receive people at my house,most of the time I end up teaching them how to make sushi. I love Japanese food in general, not a big fan of fish but as long it's beef or chicken I don't mind.^^ I might post tutorial for food here as well. (Japanese food, Abénaki food, etc.. I'll share easy and  nice recipe for you guys and gals.^^), I'll even take pictures to make it easier. I love to share with people.^^

In my free time, I love playing video games and drawing. I am not really good again, but I do play any kind of game (I am open minded on that). I love all kind of game. I am quite late in the new game, for an example, I will have Okami on wii for Christmas... and I never played that game. I love discovering new game as well and I also love retro games as well. Like I said, I also love drawing, I am not really good but I try my best.(to Letty admin, yes I am still working on your drawing, sorry if it takes awfully long T_T, Corel Painter is a bitch)

There's still a lot more I would like to say but I am missing time to tell it all. I'll probably continue gradually in my next post.  See you all later~