Get ready to impress your friends and family with this Char Siu recipe! Sweet, sticky, and finger-licking good, this Chinese BBQ pork is a must-try.
Char Siu is a classic dish in Cantonese cuisine, and it’s also a popular dish in Chinese households around the world. The sweet and savory flavor of the pork, combined with its tender and juicy texture, makes it a crowd-pleaser. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make Char Siu at home, using a simple marinade and a few pantry staples.
- 1 lb pork loin
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp rice wine
- 1 tsp five spice powder
- 1 tsp red food coloring (optional)
- Cut the pork loin into 1-inch thick slices.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, rice wine, five spice powder, and red food coloring (if using).
- Add the pork slices to the marinade, making sure each piece is evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Place the marinated pork slices on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through and the sauce is caramelized.
Tips and Tricks:
- If you don’t have rice wine, you can substitute with dry sherry or mirin.
- If you don’t have five spice powder, you can use a combination of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, and black peppercorns.
- If you don’t have red food coloring, you can skip it. The Char Siu will still be delicious, just not as red as the traditional version.
- Char Siu can also be grilled or roasted on the stovetop using a grill pan or a cast iron skillet.
- You can also use boneless chicken thighs or other cuts of pork for this recipe.
Char Siu is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving it as a main course or as a snack, this Chinese BBQ pork is sure to please. So, why not give it a try and let us know how it turns out!
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