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Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu)



  • 3 pounds lean pork loin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring


  1. Mix all ingredients except the pork to make a marinade. Marinate the pork for at least 2 hours; overnight is even better.
  2. Roast the pork at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool and slice thin.
  4. Serve with hot mustard and toasted sesame seeds.

The trick is the cooking process. I hope there is something in the top of your oven that you can wire the pork to so it can hang free during the roasting with a pan of water placed. If you do not have a way of hanging the pork you can use a perforated pan placed on an upper shelf directly above the pan of water. Be sure to turn the pork occasionally.

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 1/23/2002 3:08 pm.


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