How to Make Char Siu. Cantonese Barbecue Pork. Chinese Barbecue Pork Fillet Recipe.

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How to Make Char Siu. Cantonese Barbecue Pork. Chinese Barbecue Pork Fillet Recipe.
Recipe type: Pork Fillet / Barbecue / Grilled
Cuisine: Chinese / Cantonese
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Serves: 4
Char Siu is the perfect addition to a main meal, or as part of a Dim Sum feast. Marinated in a blend of Hoisin and bean sauce, char siu has a very distinctive flavor and aroma that keeps people coming back for more. Apart from the long marinating time, this Chinese barbecue pork recipe is quick and easy to make and will leave a lasting impression with your friends and loved ones.
  • 800g Pork Fillet
  • 45ml Hoisin sauce
  • 45ml Black bean sauce
  • 2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2.5ml 5 Spice
  • 45ml Light soy sauce
  • 15ml Brown sugar
  1. To start, you will need 800g of pork fillet. Place this in a stainless pan.
  2. Combine the hoisin sauce, black bean sauce, finely chopped garlic, five spice, light soy sauce and brown sugar in a jug and mix this until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Spoon this marinade over the pork and allow this to marinate in your refrigerator for a minimum of 8 hours, preferably overnight, turning and re-coating every 6 hours.
  4. Remove the pork from the pan and transfer it to a rack in a roasting pan. Reserve the marinade for basting.
  5. Roast the pork in a preheated oven at 180c or 350f for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and baste the pork liberally, then turn it over. Return the pork to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the pork from the oven and baste liberally again. Turn it over, and return it to the oven.
  8. Soften the honey in your microwave for a few seconds, then combine this with the leftover basting sauce.
  9. Remove the pork from the oven and brush liberally with the honey mixture. Turn the pork over and roast for 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven brush the remaining honey mixture on and roast for a final 2 minutes.
  11. Carve the pork into thin slices at an angle and serve immediately with the accompaniments of your choice.


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