This Chinese BBQ pork recipe is one of the most sought Chinese dishes. It's one of the Chinese pork recipes that will satisfy both the cook and the guests, great for parties.
It definitely has a position among both the best Chinese recipes and the popular Chinese recipes. Chinese and non-Chinese are enjoying it all over the world.
The Chinese BBQ pork recipe was originally from Canton, the southeastern province of China, with a Cantonese name Char Siu, or Char Siew, in Mandarin Cha Shao.
The native name Char Siu is very descriptive of the way it is made. Char means fork, Siu mean roast. Put the two together, means "fork-roasted."
It gives us two ways to do it in modern time, one is to use the toaster oven, one is to be on an open fire. A barbecue grill would be handy.
Slice pork butt into strips; 2 x 5 inches would be good. It's not strict.
Mix together the above mentioned ingredients (2-6) in a large bowl, then add the pork strips to marinate.
Tip: Time is your best friend in terms of marinating. Plan ahead so you have at least 2 hours to let the time to work for you when you can do something else. It's preferably overnight. I like to do this dish on weekends; normally I spend a few minutes to prepare and leave it in refrigerate on Friday or Saturday night. The second day, I take it out to cook. A little planning saves the headache for a busy person.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farhenheit or 218 degrees Celsius. When the oven is heating, add a rack to the roasting pan and fill the pan with water just below the rack, then lightly wiping any excess marinade from the pork or letting it drip for a while, save the excess marinade for later use if you don't have enough left in the marinade bowl. This can let this Chinese BBQ pork recipe work best.
Put the strips neatly on the rack in the roasting pan.
Tip: Filling the pan with water is very important. That makes the pork tender. Place the pan in the well-heated oven and roast for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to 325 degrees Farhenheit or 163 degrees Celsius and roast for another 30-40 minutes, turning and basting 3-4 times with the remaining marinade.
Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces and serve. Voila!
Enjoy your party/meal withe the Chinese BBQ pork recipe!
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