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Smokin’ Recipes For a Spring Barbecue


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With Passover a wonderful memory and your matzo coma beginning to wane, you must be ready for a dish that has no resemblance to anything you might have eaten throughout the holiday.  It’s time to put away your braising pot, toss your oven mitts to the side and retire your roasting pan at least for the week. The following are some wonderful dishes that sing spring and wake up your taste buds to the promise of a new season.

Pineapple Mango Chutney

That’s right, it’s time to barbecue.  I know there’s still a chill in the air, but don’t be a wuss, you’ve spent way too much time in the kitchen simmering soup and braising brisket.  Breathe some of that fresh air and get your grill on.  I’m talking Korean Kalbi ribs, simple, fast and they can be made indoors if you don’t have a sweater!  This dish takes the humble flanken, which is a short rib that is cross cut rather than cut parallel to the bone.  The result are strips of meat interlaced between sawed off bones, rather than one hunk of meat perched atop a single long bone.  Flanken often benefits from a nice slow braise, but when they are cut super thin, they are wonderful after a simple marinade tenderizes and flavors them.  I love to pair them with fresh Pineapple Mango Chutney and a side of Quick Fried Rice. The chutney, which features Asian infused pineapple, jicama and mango lends a refreshing note and can be served alongside the ribs or dolloped on top of them. The flavor profile is a perfect balance to the Asian inspired ribs. And, what would flanken marinated in hoisin, soy and ginger be without a side order of authentic fried rice?  Lonely!

Quick Fried Rice

All these recipes are found in The Kosher Carnivore, but they are yours today with my wishes for a sizzling start to spring.

Main Image – Korean Kalbi Ribs

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About June Hersh


June Hersh is teacher, writer, speaker, cook and mom. She combines her talent for cooking with her dedicated support of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - by writing Recipes Remembered. She recently completed her second book, The Kosher Carnivore (St. Martin’s Press, 2011) and is at work on her third book Simple, Simpler, Simplest. Find out more about June and by her books here!




6 Responses to Smokin’ Recipes For a Spring Barbecue

  1. avatar says: elupo

    I can’t seem to find the recipe for the ribs.

  2. avatar says: june

    Go to their recipe tab and it will come up there. Enjoy!

  3. avatar says: mybobba

    I can’t get the recipe either..will not come up

  4. avatar says: june

    If you go to the top of the screen and click on the far left tab that says recipes, then select meat, it is the first recipe that comes up. I’ll let the people who handle the Joy of Kosher website know that some people are having trouble pulling up the recipe. I wish I could be more helpful, I don’t work for this website, I only contribute recipes to them. Hope you find it and enjoy it, they are yummy!

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