Chinese style pork barbecue is a sweet dish full of oriental flavors that are unique to Chinese dishes. Its succulent taste makes it a perfect appetizer or main course that you can eat with rice and vegetables. Maltose is the ingredient that makes the pork sticky. It is available in food stores, but if you cannot find any, honey will suffice. You can use this barbecue recipe for parties or outdoor picnics. Enjoy!
1 lb. pork belly
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
For the char siu sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoons maltose (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese rose wine
3 dashes ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Place the maltose, honey, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rose wine, white pepper, five-spice powder and sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook it for 2-3 minutes or until it thickens and becomes sticky. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Pour 2/3 of the marinade in a re-sealable bag and add the garlic. Marinate the pork belly in this mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the remaining char siu sauce and refrigerate it.
Set the oven to 375F and roast the pork belly for 15 minutes. You may place it in a roasting pan or hang it in the oven, just make sure to place a pan underneath for the drippings. After, thread the pork belly onto metal skewers and grill it over coal or in a stove top grill for 3-5 minutes or until it is charred. Baste it with the remaining char siu sauce while grilling.
Once it is done, slice the pork belly into bite sized pieces. Drizzle the drippings and remaining char siu sauce over the pork and serve immediately.
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