Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Char Siew (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Dinner: 5-Oct-2010

Absolutely Yummy... I wanted to try making Char Siew in our nice new Weber Q 300 BBQ... & it turned out absolutely Yum... meat was succulent & juicy... top was slightly burnt to add to the "charcoal-y" nature of the dish... :-)  Thanks heaps A. Margaret for working out a simple but absolutely yummy recipe for char siew! Love it... & so do the kids... Yay!!  :-D

1 tsp 5-spice-powder
White pepper to taste
Approx 1 - 2 tbsp light soya sauce
Approx 3 - 4 tbsp dark (thick) soya sauce
Approx 10 tbsp raw sugar
Approx 1 - 1.5kg pork neck

1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
2. Clean pork with salt & wash off.
3. Slice pork into approx 3cm width - lengthwise.
4. Put pork into a ziplock bag with marinate. Make sure marinate totally covers all pork.
5. Marinate for at least 5 - 6 hours (overnight is best).
6. Preheat Weber Q for 10 mins, then turn off middle element (if your Weber Q has one) and turn outer element to mid-low fire.
7. Put in Weber Q, close lid. Allow to cook for approx. 20 mins, turn meat then cook a further 10 - 20 mins till cooked.
8. If you do not have a Weber Q, bake in oven at approx 180C - 200C for about 30 mins turning once, till throughly cooked.

Note: I do not like using colouring hence the "lack" of colour on the inside of the meat... but I assure you it was yum...  :-)  The kids couldn't seem to get enough of it... :-D

To make Loh Mien/Dry Noodles:
1 tsp oil (sesame oil is most fragrant)
1 tsp dark (thick) soya sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce or light soya sauce
Fresh Egg Noodles
Bunch of green vegetables (eg. Bok Choy) - Blanched
Fish or Beef balls - boiled/heated

1. Mix all sauces together in bowl.
2. Remove the noodles from pack & loosen the noodles before putting into boiling water. Cook egg noodles in boiling water. (Note: these noodles cook very fast so watch that it doesn't get overcooked).
3. Rinse noodles in cold water, then dip in hot water again. Put in bowl & mix with sauces.
4. Decorate with blanched vegetables & fish/beef balls.
5. Slice Char Siew Thinly & add to top of bowl.
6. Sprinkle with fried shallots (I didn't as my children don't quite like them). Enjoy!

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