Char siu pork

2013-06-23
Char siu pork
            

Char siu pork is of Cantonese origin where skewers of pork meat is marinated in a honey sauce, and then roast in oven to charred, savory, and sticky sweet perfection. Char siu (Chinese: 叉燒, literally “fork-roast”; also Romanised chasu, cha siu, cha shao, char siew) is a popular way to flavor and prepare barbecued pork in Cantonese cuisine.The name translates as “fork-roasted,” and describes the method of hanging strips of marinated meat on forked skewers and roasting them in an oven or over an open fire.This is the lovely, sticky, red-coated pork you see in Chinese barbecue restaurants – it smells divine as it’s cooking and is very easy and yummy.In Hong Kong, char siu is usually purchased from a
siu mei establishment, which specializes in meat dishes—char siu pork, soy sauce chicken, white cut chicken, roasted goose, roasted pork, etc.if you love your char siu (char siew) tender, juicy, moist, and a little fatty, use pork belly. If you prefer a meaty char siu (char siew), then go for pork loin. If you like it somewhere in between, then pork butt will be a great choice.

Char siu pork is either the marinade itself or the roast barbecue pork that is the most common char siu dish. As a sauce, char siu is versatile and has endless variations.Everybody loves those Chinese restaurant char siu pork. The secret is not the sauce, it’s the marinade. The wine is important for the marinade because it helps penetrate the meat, and even if you’re a teetotaler, don’t worry—there isn’t any measurable alcohol in the pork.
In this recipe for Char Siu, the Chinese version of barbecue, the pork is cooked in the electric oven for an extra tender, juicy, and stress-free meal. I promise this will be the most succulent, tender, tasty pork you have ever eaten!

Ingredients

  • pork belly 500g
  • 2 tablespoons Char siu source
  • 1 tablespoon soy source
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 10ml Rumwine

Method

Step 1

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Prepare the pork pelly.

Step 2

Char siu pork

Add 2 tablespoons Char siu source,1 tablespoon soy source,1 tablespoon honey,add 10ml Rumwine(or rice wine,cooking wine),coat well.Marinade overnight.Don't marinate in a plastic bowl. The coloring might stain it.

Step 3

Char siu pork

Heat your cooker to 300°F for 30 minutes.underside up; then turn meat side up, paint with more marinade sauce until cooked through.

Step 4

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Remove pork from electric oven.

Step 5

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Thickly slice and serve.

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