Chinese Barbecue Pork
Courtesy of Asian Restaurant News
2 pounds of boneless pork
For the Marinade
1 tablespoon salt
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 slices ginger (peeled)
3 tablespoons maltose or honey (warmed)
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon five-spice powder
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
Pinch of red food coloring (annatto seeds) for basting
2 tablespoons honey (warmed)
1. Cut the pork lengthwise (about 2 inches thick and 8 inches long). Mix marinade in a large bowl or pan. Add pork. Marinate for 6 hours or overnight in the fridge. Turn the meat every now and then.
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and place a roasting pan filled with inch of water on the base to catch the drips. Remove the pork from marinade and lay it flat on a wire rack set high in the oven. Roast for 20 minutes.
3. Turn over and brush with pre-warmed honey. Continue to roast for 15 minutes. Turn and brush with honey again. Roast for another 15 minutes. The pork should have nicely charred edges. Watch that it does not burn too much.
4. To serve, slice thin across the grain. Enjoy your Char Siew with a glass of chilled Chardonnay.