Char Siu or BBQ Pork Chinese Style:
Char Siu are BBQ pork Chinese style it is fragrant and delicious.It
is rosted in a traditional barrel roaster. Hot charcoal at the
bottom and the marinated char siu hang inside the barrel.
There are no temperature controller. The experience chef just
put enough charcoal and he just know when the char siu is cooked
and ready. It is just perfectly done!! Not to worry you don't
have to get a barrel, just a moden oven will do for this recipe.
In some Chinese eating place, roasted meat (siu yok), char siu,
rosted duck and chicken are sold. One can order a plate of mixed
meat over steam rice with a glass of Chinese tea.
11/2 pounds boneless pork hind (with a bit of fat and marbling)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup honey
Cut the pork into long strips, 2 inches wide. Score each strip
of meat with 3 or 4 shallow diagonal cuts for better absorption
of the marinade.
Next make the marinade: Combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce,
sugar, rice wine, oil, and salt in a large bowl. Add the pork
and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375°. Remove the pork from the marinade;
reserve the marinade and add to the honey. Place the strips
on a wire rack in a baking pan. Pour water into the pan just
below the level of the rack. Roast for 20 minutes.
Turn the strips over, brush with the honey marinade, and continue
to roast until the meat is no longer pink when cut in the thickest
part, about 20 minutes. Cut into slices. Serve hot or normal.
-Left over Char Siu can be used for ingredient for fry rice,
eat on it own, place over noodle or steam rice.