Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork (叉燒)
Char siu (Chinese character 叉燒) is a Chinese style barbecue pork, and classified as a type of siu mei (燒味) in cantonese means roasted meat. Also, in Chinese literally char siu means “fork roasted”. Traditionally, Chinese BBQ pork char siu is skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. This recipe I am going to share is a tasty homemade baked Chinese BBQ pork recipe. Not only the char siu pork is tender, but also moist.
In addition, most people like to use pork loin, belly, butt or shoulder to make char siu. Then, the next question is how to choose pork for char siu? In fact, it depends on how leaner of char siu you want. Personally, I like to use pork loin boneless country style ribs because it is easier to handle and leaner. Besides, the best way to pick pork is with some fat because a completely lean pork doesn’t taste as good. Moreover, temperature and baking time are very important for a tender and moist BBQ pork. I hope you enjoy this homemdae Chinese BBQ pork recipe.
Pork loin boneless country style ribs 1 pack around 2.5lbs
Hoisin sauce 1/2 cup
Soy sauce 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 1/4 cup
Five spices powder 1/4 teaspoon
Garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon
Water 2 tablespoons
Honey 1 tablespoon
Water 1/2 tablespoon
- Rinse the pork and use a paper towel to dry them
2. In a mixing bowl, put hosin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, five spices, garlic powder and water and mix well
3. Put the pork in a container and pour the marinated sauce over. Let it refrigerated overnight.
4. Preheated oven for 375 F. Then, put foil over a cookie sheet and the rack on top of the cookie sheet. Next, lay the marinated pork on the rack. And, bake the pork for 10 minutes on both sides. In a small container, add honey and water and mix well. After that, brush the baked pork with honey water and broil them 2-3 minutes for both sides until it’s little brown.
5. Wait for 5-10 minutes then slice the BBQ pork