Chinese Barbecue Sauce – P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Recipe

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The Best Barbecue Sauce

This Chinese Barbecue Sauce is based on P.F. Chang’s recipe which is used in several different menu items, including: Spare Ribs, Pork Medallion and their Barbecue Chicken Salad.  I’ve taken the exact Restaurant size recipe and dumbed it down to a house hold portion.  And when I said this recipe is “based” on the Corporate recipe, I mean, it’s more or less the exact same one, only I cut the sugar in half.

The Barbecue Sauce Breakdown

Chang’s makes 5 gallons of this sauce at a time and 2 1/2 gallons of it is sugar.  That’s just ridiculous.  Half of their recommended sugar amount still gets you a fantastic BBQ sauce.  So rest assured, knowing now, that you have everything you need to know about the China Bistro’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe!

I’ve also got their Spare Rib Recipe and their Northern Style Short Ribs Ribs recipe already filmed and posted below.  And if you’re interested in my Oven Baked Ribs, those are listed here as well.

CLICK HERE for Barbecue Spare Ribs
CLICK HERE for Northern Style Short Ribs

CLICK HERE for Oven Baked Ribs

Chinese Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

1 qt Ketchup
1 cup Hoisin Sauce
1 cup Plum Sauce
2 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Five Spice Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

This recipe makes 2 quarts of Chinese Barbecue Sauce.

Garlic Noodles

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The Best Asian Garlic Noodles

These Garlic Noodles are amazing and this is, by far, one of my favorite recipes.  They’re pan fried egg noodle prepared with a simple oriental sauce. It has a fantastic garlic taste with a perfect balance of sweet and sour, cilantro and a splash of chili flakes for a little kick.  This dish is popular on the menu at P.F. Chang’s and it only takes 10 minutes to make.  So if you’re a garlic fan and you love Noodles, you should definitely give this recipe a try.

Garlic Noodles High Temperature

On a side note, most Chinese recipes, like these Garlic Noodles, are cooked with very high temperatures and heat that exceeds the standard house hold Teflon pans.  That’s why Professional cooks and those rare few individuals at home use Woks.

Now it’s nice to have a non stick pan in the kitchen but we’re starting to learn about how bad that stuff is for our bodies, if consumed, and we all know it scratches easy.  So I’m featuring “The Rock” by Starfrit, in this cooking video ,for obvious reasons. So far, I am really happy with this pan and I’m not getting paid to say it either.  CLICK HERE if you’re interested in looking into them for your self.

CLICK HERE for my Dan Dan Noodle recipe
CLICK HERE for my Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Garlic Noodles Ingredients:

4 oz Flour Stick Noodles, dehydrated
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Cooking Wine
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Chili Flakes

Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make the most amazing Garlic Noodles.

Lamb Chops – Rack of Lamb with Aju

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Amazing Lamb Chops

These Lamb Chops I cooked and prepared from scratch completely blew my mind.  It was as good as any Prime Rib I’ve ever had, and that’s saying something.  The real crazy thing is, it only took me 15 minutes from start to finish and I was eating the most succulent tender Lamb Chops you could ever wish for.  And the flavor… Ah… UNBELIEVABLE!  I’m telling you this because normally I’m not a fan of lamb.  But these Lamb Chops are unreal.  I would recommend this recipe to any fan or non believer out there because these meaty bites of heaven are a slam dunk in any kitchen.

Update:  Since this recipe was published I put together another video tutorial for a Rack of Lamb.  This first recipe was so amazing I started exploring other ways to prepare Lamb Chops and this is what I came up with.  A “Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb!”  It takes the same amount of time to cook and prepare and it’s equally amazing yet very distinctive from this Lamb Chops Recipe.  I highly recommend it!

I also have a Rack of Lamb recipe with a Mint Panko Crust you might want to consider, along with several spare rib recipes if you’re interested.  Just search for “Ribs” in the search bar on this page.

Lamb Chops Ingredients:

1 Rack of Lamb, 8 bones
4 oz Water
2 tbsp Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

Sear the Rack of Lamb over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on all sides and bake at 400 degrees f for 10 minutes.  Then Cut into Lamb Chops and serve with Aju.