Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork)
July 17, 2018
Char Siu barbecued pork is a staple of chinese cooking. You can eat it as an appetizer or as a component in a noodle or fried rice dish.
- 3 pounds pork shoulder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sichuan peppercorns
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1/2 teaspoon clove
- 1/2 teaspoon star anise
- 1/2 teaspoon red fermented tofu sauce
- Cut the pork shoulder into two inch strips.
- Grind the sichuan peppercorns, fennel seed, clove, and star anise into a coarse powder and mix with the honey, oyster sauce, soy sauce, cinnamon, red fermented tofu, and honey to make a marinade.
- Marinate the pork strips with the marinade in a large ziploc bag for at least 2 hours.
- Pour the ingredients of the ziploc bag into the pressure cooker. Pressure cook on high heat for 18 minutes and then let come to a natural release (about 12 minutes).
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Transfer the pork to a wire rack and brush with some of the caramelized sauce from the bottom of the pressure cooker. Cook in the heated over for 4-6 minutes on each side until both sides are browned.
Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.