The Great Chinese BBQ`d Pork
|Chinese five-spice powder||1tsp|
|Ground black pepper||1tbsp|
|Cayenne pepper powder||2tbsp|
The foremost thing is to keep ready the BBQ sauce for marinating Pork.
Bar Be Que Sauce
Mix together soy sauce, honey, rice wine, hoisin sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, five-spice powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and curing salt in a Bowl , transfer to a sauce pan and cook on a low fire by stirring continuously with a whisk till the sauce gets thickened.
Roasting the Pork
Clean, wash, Rinse Pork Meat and Pat dry with a crisp Kitchen Towel. Prick pork meat with a fork & cut the pork into 2 parts or 3 parts Dip the meat into a Bowl with BBQ sauce. Keep marinated for minimum 8 hrs to 10 hrs. Refrigerate.
After the marinating time is over, Take out from the refrigerator, and keep out till the meat attains the room temp. In the mean time pre heat the oven to 150 degree centigrade .
Keep the meat in a baking tray brushed with Butter shut the oven and bake for 40 minutes, occasionally basting with butter and sauce. After 40 to 45 minutes check the meat for its degree of doneness.
By now the pork will be cooked well. Arrange on a Plate with herbed country potatoes and Buttered beans. Serve hot with BBQ sauce strained.
- You can also do the grilling of Pork on a BBQ grill or pit by keeping a griddle above the BBQ Grill.
- The heat shall not be direct and so keep an aluminium foil on the charcoal used for grilling. By doing this the Pork will not have the smoky taste , that is health wise negate and will not be charred also. [In this case the Marinade is different]
- If by chance you don’t have an Oven or BBQ pit, you can go for pot roasting and keep on your traditional spit fire cooking Method for 2 minutes.
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