This is my simple and hassle free version of everybody’s favourite Chinese dish. Sweet, moist and sticky Char Siu Pork.
Whenever we get Chinese takeaways I always have to order a huge helping of Chinese BBQ Pork. There is just something about that thick, reddish, caramelised glaze that coats the perfectly tender and moist pork that I just cant get enough of. Char Siu Pork is an amazing dish!
But eating out can get expensive and it can get pricey when you have to buy a whole lot of Asian sauces to make just one marinade with. So I have come up with my own shortcut version that tastes just like the real thing. All you need is a store brought marinade and a couple of extra ingredients to jazz it up with. It can’t get much easier than that.
Delicious Char Siu Pork
To make this a complete meal serve this thinly sliced with a good helping of sautéed Asian greens, I have used Pak Choy in the pictures and a bowl of steamed rice or Quinoa. Be sure to check out my tutorial on the best way to cook Quinoa.
- 2 lbs (900g) pork tenderloin
- ⅔ cup char siu sauce
- 3 scallions chopped
- 2 teapoons Chinese five spice powder
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- In a bowl mix together the char siu sauce, scallions, Chinese five spice powder, sesame oil and honey until combined. Marinate the pork tenderloin in this sauce and refrigerate for around 2 hours.
- Heat oven to 400 (200C). Place a rack on top of a baking pan and pour the ⅓ cup of water into the pan. When the pork is ready place it on the rack and into the oven.
- Cook for 20 minutes then turn the pork and cook for another 20 minutes. Baste every 10 minutes to ensure the tenderloin stays moist.
- Rest the pork for 10 minutes. In this time gently toast the sesame seeds on the stovetop in a pan. Sprinkle over the pork, once it has rested slice and serve.