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East Meets West Meets South

Posted Jul 30 2010 3:41pm

I saw a picture of BBQ spaghetti on the other day and I was intrigued. It looked like an Asian dish, but could also pass for Italian, yet the flavor was all southern: BBQ! Never in my life would have I have thought about putting BBQ sauce on spaghetti, but I’m adventurous, and wanted out of my “food rut,” so I gave it a shot.

BBQ pork tenderloin spaghetti with a side of raw pea salad

About a cup of defrosted frozen peas tossed in lots of red wine vinegar and 1 tsp EVOO


1. I cut a pork tenderloin into medallions, then grilled it (well-done). Just before taking it off the grill, I brushed Hick Lickin’ Good BBQ sauce on it (30 cal per 2 TBSP) — use any BBQ sauce that you like
2. While the pork grilled, I boiled 2oz spaghetti; when the spaghetti was done, I tossed it in 2 TBSP Hick Lickin’ Good BBQ sauce (30 cal) and some green onions
3. After the pork rested for a few minutes, I sliced it into smaller pieces and put it atop the spaghetti and sprinkled a little more green onion on top

Calories: I’d estimate the dish to be around 500-550 depending how lean your pork is and the portion size

Incredibly simple and versatile. You could swap the porn tenderloin for tofu, chicken, tempeh, shrimp, beef, mushrooms, salmon — virtually anything that you like to BBQ! I loved this, it was definitely different. I was so hungry that I ate the whole bowl, plus several pieces of grilled pork tenderloin on its own while plating it. It tasted sweet, tangy, rustic, and a little Asian noodle-like. Mr. Unadventurous opted for grilled hot dogs, lol. :roll:

Our landlady is visiting us this weekend on her way back from Istanbul, before she goes home to Texas. Time to renew our lease, so I want to be sure that the house is spotless when she gets here. Do you think we should have some offerings, such as a homemade baked item? We’ve never met her, we moved in through our real estate agent, so I don’t know if it’s appropriate or not, lol. I think it would be a hospitable gesture, what do you think?

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