Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe : If you have been to any traditional Chinese restaurant in the world, you have probably seen Char Siu on the menu or hanging from hooks. This Chinese BBQ pork recipe remains close to its roots, being cooked on a ceramic grill, and is probably the best Char Siu recipe you will find online.
To make this at home you will need skewers and a ceramic grill, so make sure you have those before you start. Some of the ingredients might be difficult to find at your local store, but you will find links to most of them in the list below.
- 500 gram sliced pork butt
- 5 grated cloves of garlic
- 2 inches (5 cm) grated ginger
- 4 T honey
- 2 T hoisin sauce
- 2 T light soy sauce
- 1 T dark soy sauce
- 1 T rice wine Shoaxing
- 2 T red fermented tofu
- 1 t five-spice powder
- 1 t sesame oil
- 1 t red food coloring
Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe (Char Siu Recipe)
For the marinade, mix the following ingredients in a bowl: 1 tablespoon of Shoaxing rice wine, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon red food coloring, 1 teaspoon of Five Spice powder, 5 grated garlic cloves, 2″ grated ginger root, 2 tablespoons red bean curd, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce and 2 tablespoons of honey. Stir with a spoon.
Use a ziploc bag to marinate the pork. Use about ¾ of the marinade. Leave in the fridge for about 6 hours.
Now, time to light up the grill! Char siu literally means “fork burned” [click here for the Wikipedia page] which refers to skewering and barbecuing the meat over a fire, and that means barbecue in any language! Skewer the marinated meat, but instead of running the skewer across the length of the meat, leave most of it hanging.
To get the most out of the meat, add a chunk of smoke wood to the fire.
Hang the marinated pork next to the fire with a container under it. Let them cook for 15 minutes at 300F. After this time, hang the meat directly over the fire for another 15 minutes. Apply the marinade once more in the last 5 minutes.
The Char Siu should now be ready to enjoy!
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