#22650: Wait . . . you BUY your char siu? You don't make it? Tsk, tsk. Try this one:
Posted by: Steve2 in LA at 5:16 am on Aug 15, 2012
This is the recipe I use for making Char Siu Bao.
Char Siu Pork
4 cloves GARLIC, mashed
3 Tbsp OYSTER SAUCE
3 Tbsp SHERRY
3 Tbsp FIVE SPICE POWDER
2 tsp SALT
8 lb lean PORK BUTT or LOIN
½” slice FRESH GINGER ROOT mashed
3 Tbsp SUGAR
1 Tbsp HOISIN SAUCE
10 Tbsp HONEY
2 tsp RED FOOD COLOR
l cup SOY SAUCE
Cut pork into strips 5 X 2 x 1½” . Mix all remaining ingredients well. Put pork pieces in marinade and let sit overnight.
Preheat oven to 325°F. Place a cake cooling type rack in large roasting pan or on baking sheet with sides. Pour ½ cup water into pan. Remove pork from marinade and place on rack ½” apart and bake for 15 min. Turn pork and baste with marinade. Repeat two more times. Bake a total of 45 minutes.
Let cool. Slice at 45 degree angle into about ¼ inch thick slices.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.