Char Siu Pork Fillet
Char Siu Pork Fillet, also known as Chinese BBQ Pork, is a popular Asian BBQ dish. With its sticky sweet glaze it is sure to be a favourite at your next BBQ. It is commonly served in a steamed bun or alongside rice and noodles. It's fantastic when paired with the Cold Chilli Noodles in this issue. If you have any leftovers (although unlikely), this BBQ Pork goes perfectly in a vegetable broth with lots of Asian greens and vermicelli noodles.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Massive hit. We've just prepped a second batch for tonight, it was so good! And super easy…even I couldn’t get it wrong." - Margaret
No: Dairy / Egg / Nuts
*Variation: Can be made without Gluten
Preparation Time 5 minutes + marinating time
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Cannot be frozen
- pork fillet - 2, approximately 300g each
- honey - 2 Tbsp
- hoisin sauce - 2 Tbsp (*check for GF if required)
- soy sauce - 2 Tbsp, salt reduced (*use tamari for GF)
- oyster sauce - 1 Tbsp (*check for GF if required)
- sesame oil - 1 Tbsp
- rice wine - 1/2 Tbsp, optional
- Chinese 5 spice - 1/2 tsp
- Place pork fillets into a separate bowl.
- Place honey (2 Tbsp), Hoisin sauce (2 Tbsp), soy sauce (2 Tbsp), oyster sauce (1 Tbsp), sesame oil (1 Tbsp), rice wine (1/2 Tbsp) and Chinese five spice (1/2 tsp) into mixer bowl. Speed 5 / 5 seconds.
- Pour marinade over meat. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate 6+ hours or overnight.
- Fire up the BBQ.
- Place pork fillets into a BBQ safe tray. Set marinade aside as we will baste this throughout the cooking process.
- Cook the pork fillets at approximately 180C for 25 minutes. You will need the hood down for this. Halfway through, baste your pork fillets with a little of the marinade.
- Once cooked, add some more marinade to the pork.
- Quickly grill the pork on all sides to cook the marinade through but to also char the outside of the pork slightly.
- Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve with Cold Chilli Noodles.