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Easy Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork

christieathome
Char Siu. Delicious, charred, sweet, and savoury barbeque pork with a Chinese five spice flavour. A popular meat dish in Chinese cuisine and is used in many other dishes. Great for dinner or lunch with rice and leafy greens.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.115 lb pork butt or pork neck sliced into two long equal pieces

Marinade:

Basting Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp red fermented bean curd

Instructions
 

  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together your marinade ingredients. You may need a fork to crush the fermented bean curd cubes into a paste. Set aside.
  • Slice your pork butt into two long equal sized pieces.
  • Pour the marinade into a sealable container or ziplock bag and place pork into container or bag. Ensure enough marinade coats the top of the pork. Refrigerate overnight or for at leas 2-3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line your large deep baking dish with foil and fill it ¼ of the way with water. Place a wired rack over top and make sure there is enough space between the rack and the water so the pork doesn’t touch the water as it roasts.
  • Place pork loins on the wired rack giving enough space between each other. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together your basting glaze.
  • Remove the pork from the oven and baste ensuring all of the pork is covered in the glaze. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Then remove the pork from the oven and baste again. Bake for 10 minutes. Repeat one more time. (You should baste a total of 3 times and bake 4 times at 10 minute intervals).
  • Finally broil it for 5 minutes by raising the temperature to 500 degrees F until the edges become charred. Make sure the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees F.
  • Remove from the oven and allow this to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

NOTES

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Suggested Equipment & Products

Deep baking pan 9 x 13 inches
Aluminum Foil
Small wire rack
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Nutrition
Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 2984mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg