Leg of Lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze

Leg of Lamb

Asian Style Leg of Lamb

This Leg of Lamb recipe is phenomenal and I’m not just saying that.  It’s got all of the flare and Sweet flavor that any Lamb recipe should have.  It’s succulent, tender and it’s got a nice caramelized glaze that just can’t be denied.  Some could argue that it’s Asian influence makes this a Hawaiian recipe but I didn’t consult any Asian or Hawaiian recipes before I put this together.  Though, I do have plenty of experience with the majority of these ingredients, the variety, I think will shock you.

Leg of Lamb

4 to 6 lbs Leg of Lamb

The secret to a great leg of lamb lies in the combination of a balanced flavor with a tender, slow and low roast.  How is this achieved?  Well, I’ve learned that beef is generally more pleasant to eat because of the saturated fats.  Lamb, however, has unsaturated fats that oxidize, giving it a stronger gamy taste that can tend to be a bit overwhelming.  Mustard and Vinegar can be applied to neutralize the process and minimize the unpleasant taste.  In this recipe, I’ve chosen to use Wasabi and it really does the trick.  And, you don’t have to be afraid of using it either.  Wasabi has a mixture of cabbages, horseradish and mustard that really evens out the flavor and there’s no unbearable heat either.  In fact there is no spiciness left in the meat, whatsoever.  And after the Sweet Chili Glaze caramelizes, you’ve got yourself one helluva Leg of Lamb!

Be sure to check out my Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb, my Grilled Lamb chops with Pesto or my pan seared and baked Rack of Lamb with Aju.

Leg of Lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze Ingredients:

1 Leg of Lamb, 4-6 lbs.

4 Garlic Cloves
1.5 oz Wasabi Paste
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Anchovy Paste

Glaze
2 tbsp Garlic Bean Sauce
2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
4 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce

Garnish
2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
1/4 cup Pineapple, diced
1/4 cup Mango, diced

Follow the instructions in the Leg of lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this recipe.

Kalua Pork Burrito

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The Best Kalua Pork Burrito

This Kalua Pork Burrito is so refreshing it’s like a tall cold glass of water, it’s that good.  Hawaiian meets Tex-Mex and it’s not crudded up with too many spices or seasonings either.  In fact, the only added seasoning in this entire combo is Hawaiian Sea Salt and Lime Juice.  So the great thing about that is you’re completely relying on the flavors of all of the other natural ingredients.  But, if you “just gotta”, add Cumin to the pulled pork.

Pork Burrito made from Leftovers

Carnitas is what you normally here or read on a menu when you’re ordering a Pork Burrito.  But this particular burrito was the direct results of my leftover Kalua Pork that was served up on my birthday.  So whether you call it Carnitas or just another Pork Burrito, you’re going to love this Wrap.  And just so you know, the list of recipes that can be made from a Kalua Pork Roast goes on and on and I’ll list the recipes I’ve already posted down below as well as the original Kalua Pork Roast recipe.  Also, I’ve got a great Seafood Enchilada recipe that will blow you’re mind, along with the original Salsa recipe I use in this video.

Kalua Pork Roast(Oven), Kalua Pork Roast(Crock-Pot), Seafood Enchilada,
Pulled Pork Fries, Kalua Pork Tamales, Homemade Salsa

Kalua Pork Burrito Ingredients:

1 pkg Large Tortilla’s
1 Kalua Pork Roast
2 cups Rice
1 can Black Beans, large
1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 Avocados, sliced
1/2 Lime, squeezed
1/2 lbs Cheese, graded
1/2 cup Salsa
1/2 cup Sour Cream, optional
Salt to taste, rice

Follow my recipe video tutorials and implement the ingredients to make this wonderful Kalua Pork Burrito.

Pork Roast – Oven Roasted Kalua Pig

 

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If you’re looking to turn a standard Pork Shoulder or Butt Roast(above) into fall off the bone tender Kalua Pork(below), then you’ve come to the right place!

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This Kalua Pork Roast is unbelievably amazing.  The secret lies in the slow and low method and only two ingredients that give it that authentic fire roasted flavor everyone just devours.  Liquid Smoke and Hawaiian Salt is all you need to take your standard Pork Roast to the next level.  Kosher Salt is the alternative if the other isn’t available to you but there are a ton of other benefits derived from the Hawaiian salt that most people don’t know about and you can read about it HERE.  And believe it or not, it really does effect the flavor and in my opinion its easily twice the difference.  I also like to add a sauce that I partially derived from my Mongolian Beef recipe and it is fantastic over the pork and rice.  Also, Kalua Pork is usually served with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad and my recipe for that is below as well.

CLICK HERE for Mongolian Beef Recipe
CLICK HERE for Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Kalua Pork Roast Ingredients:

1 10 lbs Pork Shoulder or Butt Roast
1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
1 tbsp Hawaiian or Kosher Salt (preferably Hawaiian)

Mongolian Sauce
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon Ginger, minced
1 tablespoon Garlic, chopped
2 tsp Hoisin Sauce (optional)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Mirin