Chinese Barbecue Pork (Char Siu)
3 pounds lean pork loin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon rice wine
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon red food coloring
Mix all ingredients except the pork to make a marinade. Marinate the pork for at
least 2 hours; overnight is even better.
The trick is the cooking process. I hope there is something in the top of your
oven that you can wire the pork to so it can hang free during the roasting with
a pan of water placed directly beneath it.
Roast the pork at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Let cool and slice thin.
Serve with hot mustard and toasted sesame seeds.
If you do not have a way of hanging the pork you can use a perforated pan placed
on an upper shelf directly above the pan of water. Be sure to turn the pork