Blog checking lines: Our Daring Cooks’ December 2012 hostess is Sara from Belly Rumbles! Sara chose awesome Char Sui Bao as our challenge, where we made the buns, Char Sui, and filling from scratch – delicious!
Luckily you're on the other side on your computer, because I had (or still have a little bit) the flu. Have I been miserable the past few days. Luckily I made this recipe ahead, so I still can post it, although a bit to late.
Unfortenately that means that all work went down to zero. And now I have to get to go on with my household. And my boy, do 3 childeren make a lot of mess in that few days.
Back to the challenge. Our challenge was to make Char Sui. And it was delicious. I made small portions, so we all had our own. And that was a good trick, because no one could said they had less then the other. It all was gone. So thank you Sara, for the challenge. This certainly is a meal we are going to eat a lot more.
For the recipe I used the one without the red foodcolouring and maltose. If I can I like it more with no substitutes.
So here it is.
- 1 teaspoon (6 gm) salt;
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil;
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce;
- 1 teaspoon (3 gm) ground white pepper;
- 2 tablespoons honey;
- 2 tablespoons (30 gm/1 oz) sugar;
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce;
- 1 tablespoon shaoxing cooking wine;
- 1 teaspoon (3 gm) five spice;
- 750 gram pork lion.
Trim the pork loin to remove fat and tendon and slice lengthways so you have two long pieces, then cut in half. Place in container that you will be marinating them in.
Combine all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.
Cover pork well with 2⁄3 of the marinade mixture. Marinate for a minimum of 4 hours, I find it is best left to marinate overnight. Place the reserved 1⁄3 portion of the marinade covered in the fridge. You will use this as a baste when cooking the pork. Place marinated pork loin on the grill of your BBQ. Cook on a medium heat, approximately 15 minutes, until cooked through. Be careful to watch that you don't burn the pork.
And then to end result: