Chinese Style Barbecue Pork
By Vicki Liley, Dim Sum (Essential Kitchen)
Makes 8 small servings
2 pork fillets, 12 oz (375 g) each
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ground bean sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
3 tablespoons soy sauce
pinch of Chinese red food coloring powder (optional)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
This recipe can be used in dishes where Chinese barbecue pork is required such as Steamed Pork Buns.
Place pork fillets in a shallow dish. Combine hoisin sauce, ground bean sauce, garlic, five-spice powder, soy sauce, red food coloring and brown sugar, and mix well. Pour over pork and toss until well coated in marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Drain pork and reserve marinade. Place pork on a wire rack over a baking dish. Bake at 350°F (180°C/Gas 4) for 30 minutes, basting with marinade and turning pork during cooking. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve hot or cold.
Reprinted with the express permission of Tuttle Publishing, a member of the Periplus Publishing Group.