Pan Roasted Char Siew ( Chinese Barbecue Pork )

by Angie Liew

Char Siew is a famous dish that everyone loves.  If there is a pork recipe that defines Chinese cooking, I think Char Siew would be it. This char siew was done using my Happy Call grill pan.  However, any non-stick pan with a lid on can be used to make the char siew too.  Its quite easy to make but you have to constantly watch over it to prevent the char siew being burnt.

 
 
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Pan Roasted Char Siew ( Chinese Barbecue Pork )
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
Char Siew is a famous dish that everyone loves. If there is a pork recipe that defines Chinese cooking, I think Char Siew would be it. This char siew was done using my Happy Call grill pan. However, any non-stick pan with a lid on can be used to make the char siew too. Its quite easy to make but you have to constantly watch over it to prevent the char siew being burnt.
Ingredients
For the marinade:
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Instructions
  1. Cut pork into strips about 3 cm wide and 18 – 20 cm long. Place the pork strips into a casserole. Using a fork, pork all over the pork belly. Then add in the marinade. Blend well so the pork strips are coated well. Cover and leave for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, stirring occasionally.
    Cut pork into strips about 3 cm wide and 18 – 20 cm long. Place the pork strips into a casserole. Using a fork, pork all over the pork belly. Then add in the marinade. Blend well so the pork strips are coated well. Cover and leave for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour the marinade into the happy call pan and add 100 ml water.
    Pour the marinade into the happy call pan and add 100 ml water.
  3. Bring the sauce to a boil.
    Bring the sauce to a boil.
  4. Add in the marinated pork belly and cook on all sides first.
    Add in the marinated pork belly and cook on all sides first.
  5. Reduce heat to low.
    Reduce heat to low.
  6. Cover the pan and continue cooking for 45 minutes.
    Cover the pan and continue cooking for 45 minutes.
  7. Turn the meat every 10 minutes. Baste the pork with the marinade to coat it well with sauce. Also make sure it doesn’t burn at bottom.
    Turn the meat every 10 minutes. Baste the pork with the marinade to coat it well with sauce. Also make sure it doesn’t burn at bottom.
  8. Brush the pork with the honey when sauce reduced and starts to thicken. Continue to turn once or twice. Turn it more often towards the end of the cooking. Add a bit more HOT water if necessary to prevent the sauce from burning which will make it bitter.
    Brush the pork with the honey when sauce reduced and starts to thicken. Continue to turn once or twice. Turn it more often towards the end of the cooking. Add a bit more HOT water if necessary to prevent the sauce from burning which will make it bitter.
  9. Remove the char siew and set aside to cool before slicing it.
    Remove the char siew and set aside to cool before slicing it.
  10. Add in some water to thin the sauce in the pan.
    Add in some water to thin the sauce in the pan.
  11. You can use the sauce to drizzle over the char siew.
    You can use the sauce to drizzle over the char siew.
Notes

Maltose / honey can’t be replaced with sugar as sugar will turn hard when it’s cooled, hence will make the meat hard.

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About cooked …… This is the flavourful, luscious, sticky-sweet, red-coated char siew  in the Happy Call grill pan.  There’s no need to have an oven to make it after all.

 
 
 
 
 
Still hot……..  From the grill pan onto a plate.
 
 
 

A good piece of char siew is quite an art and it takes time and patience to craft.

 
 
 

Can’t wait to dig in ……………  preparing to slice the char siew against the grain into pieces first.

 
 

Finally ……….   garnished and served warm.

 
 
 
 

This char siew is a little fatty……….  and SO tender, ……juicy….. succulent…….. moist…..delicious!

 
 
 
 

it’s a KILLER char siew …. that is better than some Chinese restaurants in town, ….says my hubby.

 
 
 

Certainly well worth every trouble cooking this………………..    What a master piece!

 
So enjoy!!!

 

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