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Char Siu Pork On The Mini

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

It is spring. It is supposed to be warmer, right? The why did it snow while I was doing this smoke? Oh well, the food was good.

 

I had seen an episode of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives a while ago and one of the dishes was Char Siu Pork cooked over open coals. It looked delicious. I thought it would be perfect for the mini.

 

I started by making a marinade:

 

125 ml (1/2 cup) soy sauce

30 ml (2 tablespoons) hoisin

3 ml (½ teaspoon) five spice

5 ml (1 teaspoon) sriracha

250 ml (1 cup) brown sugar

5 ml (1 teaspoon) red food colouring

 

I mixed it all until the sugar was dissolved.

 

Normally Char Siu is made from a whole pork shoulder that has been cut into long strips of meat with the grain. I had found a pork shoulder roast on sale for a great price but it meant long strips were out of the question. So, I did chunks that were about 2 inches square. I put these in the marinade overnight, stirring from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

The next day, I fired the WSM mini up to 300 F with a chunk of pecan and no deflector below the meat. I cooked it to an internal temperature of 110 F and then turned it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I cooked it to an internal temperature of 170 F. It took about 45 minutes in all.

 

 

 

I put them under foil for 10 minutes to rest while I made some vegetable chow mein. 

 

 

 

 

The Verdict

 

Wow! This is delicious. This is easy. This is definitely going to be made frequently. There is a nice sweet glaze and the slight licorice flavour of the five spice just sets it off. I just love this dish.

 

Disco

post #2 of 38
Love me some char siu!!!

Points...

It also goes great in an omelet.
post #3 of 38
Looks tasty. Always looking for new ways to make chicken
post #4 of 38

Dang Disco, that looks great  I love that stuff    Good Job.    points1.png

 

 

Gary

post #5 of 38
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Originally Posted by Welshrarebit View Post

Love me some char siu!!!

Points...

It also goes great in an omelet.

 

Thanks! I will have to try that.

 

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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Looks tasty. Always looking for new ways to make chicken

 

Har!

 

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Originally Posted by gary s View Post
 

Dang Disco, that looks great  I love that stuff    Good Job.    points1.png

 

 

Gary

 

Thanks, Gary. It is the first time I have made it. It won't be the last.

 

Disco

post #6 of 38
It sure looks good Disco.... Great job...
post #7 of 38

Disco another real fine job of cooking.

 

:points:

post #8 of 38

Yep, would agree on the char siu even after it was my first real 'fail' on here....LOL. Tasty stuff and so nice to find something you would make again & again....good job....Willie

post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

It sure looks good Disco.... Great job...

 

Thanks, Dave. It sure tasted good.

 

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

Disco another real fine job of cooking.

 

:points:

 

Thanks for the kind words and the point, tropics.

 

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Originally Posted by Chef Willie View Post
 

Yep, would agree on the char siu even after it was my first real 'fail' on here....LOL. Tasty stuff and so nice to find something you would make again & again....good job....Willie

 

Thanks, Chef, but you are shaking my belief in you. You had a fail?

 

Disco

post #10 of 38
This looks great! I putting this on my list. Question, how strong was the licorice taste? Can I leave the 5 spice powder out?
post #11 of 38
Wow it looks great!
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by appwsmsmkr1 View Post

This looks great! I putting this on my list. Question, how strong was the licorice taste? Can I leave the 5 spice powder out?

The anise in the 5 spice just gives a touch of licorice taste. Don't worry if you don't like licorice, you won't notice it as a major flavour. I would advise against leaving it out.

 

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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Wow it looks great!

Thanks, b-one, it tastes great too.

 

Disco

post #13 of 38
Great looking pork Disco! We do a bunch of Char Siu!
post #14 of 38

Disco, Looks excellent, I will have to put it on my "to do" list!

post #15 of 38
When I was growing up in rural Hawaii we had a guy that had a manapua truck that would come every other Wednesday. What's a manapua truck? Think ice cream truck but with char siu baos instead of ice cream!!! Yup, same stupid music, same looking truck...

When we heard that music ALL the kids in the neighborhood would go scrambling home to get money because the manapua man was coming!!!

I can now get it from Costco! We have two types there.
post #16 of 38
Looks great! Great flavor for the BBQ!
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post

The anise in the 5 spice just gives a touch of licorice taste. Don't worry if you don't like licorice, you won't notice it as a major flavour. I would advise against leaving it out.

Thanks, b-one, it tastes great too.

Disco

Thank you so much! I can't wait to do this!!
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post
 

 

Thanks, Dave. It sure tasted good.

 

 

Thanks for the kind words and the point, tropics.

 

 

Thanks, Chef, but you are shaking my belief in you. You had a fail?

 

Disco


LOL....Hell yes,....big time fail. Although the pig came out very juicy the color really put SWMBO off. Hard to believe it was 4 years ago. Check out the recipe offered by JustPassingThrough on the link, garnered from an old Chinese lady according to him. I did make it again using that formula redeeming myself and I think by now the original flop has been forgotten about. JPT has not been around in years....makes one wonder. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/104503/one-char-siu-one-chili-rubbed-pork-top-sirloin-roast-with-q-view

post #19 of 38

Looks Awesome, Disco!!!:drool

 

However I'm not so sure they would be legal in a lot of neighborhoods.th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

They look a little Too Good!!:drool---------------:points:

 

 

Bear

post #20 of 38

Wish I had some bout now !!!

 

Gary

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