Thursday, July 8, 2010

B.B.Q pork -(char siew)

Look at the colour! Very tempting. You hardly can find a nicer char siew in singapore. You will never touch char siew sold by some supposedly authentic hong kong master from your neighbourhood roasted meat stall after you have tasted this. The hint of burnt meat together with the fat (which you can bite off and throw away if you are my son) are fabulous ! the ingredients used are so simple , yet the result easily surpasses those claimed to be made with secret recipe.

It is on the slighly sweet side which my family likes, you can adjust the sweetness during the cooking process.

It is soft, moist and slightly chewy. the full flavor comes when the slice has about 10 - 20 % of fat. one has to forget how sinful it is and enjoy. we do not take it often and it is absolutely ok to indulge oneself once and awhile. some of us like to take the slice with the juice ( oily of course ).
I would recommend you to try this recipe. Die die must try!!!!

Recipe ( good for about 6 - 8 people)

-- 1 kg - 1.2 kg belly pork or 不见天 (ask the butcher to cut for making char siew)

Seasoning :

-- 1/2 teaspoon edible food red colouring powder (optional)
-- 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
-- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
-- 1 tablespoon salt
-- 10 tablespoon sugar
-- 8 tablespoon water

Glazing: (optional)
-- 2 tablespoon maltose, 2 tablespoon water, 2 teaspoon light soya sauce- cook until maltose dissolves

--1) wash and pad dry the pork.

--2) marinate pork with seasoning for 5 hours or keep in the fridge for overnight.

--3) Place the pork on a metal rack. Grill for 15 - 20 minutes. (top fire only). Remember to put a shallow tray ( lay with aluminium paper) filled with some water underneath to collect any excess juice from the meat, to prevent burning smoke. Keep the leftover seasoning for step (4).

--4) Turn to other side and brush the meat with seasoning and grill for further 15 - 20 minutes.

--5) Remove from oven, glaze with maltose syrup. remember to keep the juice in a small bowl for dipping purpose. if you find there is too much oil in the dipping, decant some away before serving.

--6) Cut and serve.

note : as each oven is different, adjust the grilling time accordingly in your next attempt.

hope your char siew is as good as mine !!!!

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