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Char siu- Chinese BBQ style pork Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Pork tenderloin(s) : 1 whole

  • For the marinade
  • Honey : 4 tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce : 150 ml
  • Rice wine vinegar : 20 ml
  • Dark soy sauce : 2 Tbsp
  • Chinese 5 spices : 3 Tbsp
  • Demerara sugar : 15 g
Method
  • 1For the marinade

    Place all the ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine dissolving the sugar.

    Clean pork fillet of any sinew, and pat dry with paper towel. Divide into 4 equal steaks and place in marinade coat well and leave to for 10- 15 mins.

  • 2To Cook

    Set the oven to 220

    Place a shallow layer of water in an oven tray. Place an oven rack over the tray and on it, place the marinated pork fillet steaks. Reserve any left over marinade.

    Place left over marinade in a pan and reduce by half over medium heat, be careful not to burn as the marinade sugar content is high

    Cook Pork for approx 12 - 15 mins turning half way through.

    Reduce the oven temperature to 180 degrees Celsius and cook pork for a further 12 -15 min turning and basting with the reduced marinade.

    Once cooked allow pork to rest for 10 mins and then slice.

Chef's tip

«The longer you marinate the more intense the flavours. Try cooking this over a slow charcoal bbq in the summer to add an extra layer of smokiness to the sweet salty flavours. Sherry can be used in place of rice wine.»

A Real Hong Kong classic, Roasted marinated pork, seasoned with sweet, salty and aromatic spices, reknown for its deep rich red glaze

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  • Preparation  5mins
  • Cooking time  15mins
  • Rest time  4mins

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