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Char siu

A very special Chinese method of preparing pork meat. Characteristic of char siu is the caramelised sweet outer layer.

Makes 1kg.

Char siu

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Ingredients

50

g

cane sugar

50

g

yellow bean sauce (Chinese supermarkets)

50

g

hoisin

50

g

oyster sauce

1

dl

cognac

10

g

sesame oil

50

g

maltose powder

50

g

honey

1

kg

pork neck

Preparation method

  • To make the marinade, mix all the ingredients together, except for the meat, maltose and honey.
  • Mix the maltose with the honey and set aside.
  • Cut the meat into strips and rub with the marinade.
  • Set aside the meat to marinate for at least 6 hours.
  • Heat the oven to 220°C.
  • Use meat hooks to hang up the meat from a rack in the oven.
  • Roast the meat in the hot oven for 10 minutes. Brush the meat with the marinade once again.
  • Roast at 180°C for another 6 minutes.
  • Set aside the meat to cool for approx. 5 minutes, brush it with the maltose mixture and allow to caramelise in the oven for approx. 3 minutes.

Serving suggestions

  • As part of a main dish, e.g. with noodles or rice.
  • Incorporate into a salad with pickled cucumber, sesame seeds and coriander.
  • Use in a composition with components of pasta, broccoli and green legumes.

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