Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chinese Sweet Pork tenderion

Char Siu Pork - Sweet oven roasted Chinese pork used for many soup garnishes as well as savory side dish for your Chinese Cuisine

Serve: 8 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 60 minutes


  • 3.5 lbs pork loin or pork shoulder ( not more than 3 inches at the thickest part)

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

  • 3 Tbsp Mirin (Sweet Rice Wine)

  • 1 Tbsp Chinese five spice powder

  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2 cup Mango / Pear chutney

  • 1/3 cup Orange Sauce Glaze with Ginger


  1. Mix all seasoning ingredients for the marinade.

  2. Pour over the marinade to meat and cover the container; keep overnight in the fridge; turning the meat occasionally.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degree

  4. Line baking sheet inside of non-stick baking dish

  5. Transfer meat to the baking dish and discard the remained sauce; cook 50 to 60 minutes.

  6. Take the pork from the oven and brush with orange Sauce Glaze with Ginger (* You can use any kind of glaze; honey, teriyaki...)

  7. Cool & slice into 1/2 inch thick before serving.

  8. Serve pork with Mango chutney or Pear chutney, and garnish with cilantro.

Suggest Alteration:
If you don't have chutney, you can use salsa mixture instead of.
  • 2/3 cup of bottled salsa
  • 2 Tbsp seedless raspberry presrves
  1. Add salsa & preserves to pan, increase heat to medium-high.
  2. Cook 30 seconds or until slightly thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Serve pork with salsa mixture, and sprinkle with cilantro.

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