Muu Yang - Thai Barbecued Pork

Muu Yang is Thai grilled pork. Any type of pork really, from shirt robs, to country style like I chose, or even pieces threaded on a skewer, in a delicious marinate. This dinner came courtesy of one of my children who has really been helping out in the kitchen as of late, finding most recipes in a Thai cookbook a friend gave me a few years ago.

6 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. cilantro stems, chopped
6 Tbsp. palm sugar
3/4 c. ketchup
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tsp. black peppercorns
2 tsp. lemongrass or lemon zest
2 lb. bone in country style pork ribs

In a mortar and pestle combine the garlic cloves, cilantro stems, peppercorns, and lemon grass or zest. Pulverize until it forms a paste. 

Combine the paste, palm sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Remove a third of the sauce and reserve. Add the pork to the remaining sauce and marinate for at least 4 hours. 

Remove from the bag and grill the ribs until cooked through on both sides. Place the grilled ribs in a casserole dish on a metal rack to keep the meat out of the liquid in the bottom. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. 

Brush the ribs on both sides with the reserved marinade and broil for 3 - 4 minutes on each side or until the glaze is sticky.

Serve with rice and cucumber salad.


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