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Extrapolation from prior examples for the win
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jducoeur
A couple of months ago, I was wandering through Winchester Center (for no reason except that I had time to kill), and happened upon a farmer's market there. At that market, I encountered a delightful little tea-and-spice shop, and bought several of her wares, including a "spicy pork glaze" that sounded fun. The recipe was easy -- rub the pork with this rub, and then mop with melted apple jelly. I happened to *have* some excellent apple jelly looking for the right use (courtesy of asdr83), so I made it, and it was utterly nummy.

At which point, Kate suggested an experiment that I just tried: "why can't we do an Indian version of this?". Following her suggestion, I took some southern-style boneless ribs (always the most forgiving and tasty cut of pork for the grill), rubbed them heavily with curry powder, and grilled them, mopping with melted Major Grey's Chutney.

The result was pretty much as expected: a Raj-flavored grilled pork, quite tasty with a bit of extra Major Grey's on the side for dipping. Not quite perfect yet: we agreed that the flavor is a tad flat, so we figure that we have to punch up the curry powder with some more spices. But definitely good enough to be worth further experiments to refine the recipe. Recommended for those looking to play with the grill...
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(Quick rummage in the pantry.) Yep -- Soluna Garden Farm. Their Sweet Chili Pork Rub is the original that I was adapting from, and is a good deal better than my Indian version, but at least gives me a standard to aspire to.

(Their Chai was also quite good -- I long since finished that tin...)

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