Monday, September 23, 2013

Slow Cooker Char Siu (Chinese Barbecued Pork)

Better than restaurant quality. Easy prep. Went great with white rice and asparagus. Recipe from Cook's Country.


INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp five spice powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1 (5-6 lb.) boneless pork butt roast, trimmed and sliced crosswise into 1-inch-thick steaks
1/3 cup hoisin
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp dry sherry
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced

1. Combine salt, 3/4 tsp five spice, and pepper in bowl. Rub mixture all over pork and put pork in slow cooker. Cook on low 6 hours.

2. When pork is nearly done, combine hoisin, honey, sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, sherry, oil, ginger, garlic, and remaining 3/4 tsp five spice in bowl. Set wire rack inside aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Pour 1 cup water into sheet. Adjust oven rack 4 inches from broiler element and heat broiler.

3. Transfer pork to prepared baking sheet. Bush pork with one third of sauce and broil 5 minutes. Flip pork, brush with another third of sauce, and broil another 5 minutes. Brush pork with remaining sauce and broil 3 more minutes. Transfer to carving board and let rest 10 minutes. Slice crosswise into thin strips and serve.

2 comments:

  1. This is dupe of PBS Cook's Country recipe. It is really ecellent! I thank this site for posting it here. I get miffed by C.C. always trying to sell memberships by blocking out their TV show's recipes. I have cooked this 3 times, a after cooking "char siu" in the traditional fashion. This slow cooker method keeps the meat more moist.

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  2. Fabulous - glad i'd written out the ingredients as Cook's Country introduced this on TV. Excellent recipe!! Thanks for sharing on the net as well.

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