Char Siu Pork
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes then turn the pork and cook for another 20 minutes. Baste every 10 minutes to ensure the tenderloin stays moist.
  4. 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.
You want to make sure that you maintain a little liquid in the bottom of the baking dish. This will ensure the sauce doesn’t burn at the bottom of the dish and you have a nice sauce to baste the pork with. As you open the oven to baste the pork every 10 minutes add a little more water if the water on the bottom of the baking pan has evaporated.
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