Chinese Roast Pork (Char Siu)

READY IN: 24hrs 35mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 1 1/2 lbs.
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • First day preparation:
  • To make the marinade, combine the first 8 ingredients in a freshly-sanitized plastic container just large enough to hold the pork snug - or - in a Ziploc plastic bag. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade for glaze. Add the pork, turn well to coat, and refrigerate at least 24 hours and not longer than 48 hours.
  • Second day preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 450°F Set a pan filled with 1" water on the bottom rack.
  • Combine the honey, 2 Tbs. soy, sesame oil, and 1/4 cup pork marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  • Place pork strips on broiler pan and put on rack above water pan. Roast 10 minutes.
  • Brush with 1/3 of the glaze, roast 10 minutes more, and then lower the heat to 350°F
  • Brush with half of remaining glaze and roast 10 minutes more.
  • Brush with remaining glaze and turn off oven. Remove from oven after 5 minutes and cool to room temperature on a rack (if using for Bao; otherwise, serve it up!).
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