The lone meat entrée this week is Char Siu Pork and it couldn’t be easier. My favorite type of crock pot meals, set it and forget it. When I came across the recipe it was actually the first time I had heard of Char Siu. Char Siu is Chinese BBQ pork. The sauce that the pork cooks in is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Serve over white rice or noodles to soak up all that deliciousness.
The recipe calls for hoisin sauce, but when I tried to stop by the International Market they hadn’t opened yet, so rather than run back out later in the day I just looked up a homemade hoisin sauce recipe. If you don’t want to buy an extra ingredient make your own at home by mixing 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 tbsp honey, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, pinch of garlic powder, 1 tsp sesame oil, 10 drops hot sauce, and a pinch of black pepper and whisk the ingredients together
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon five spice powder
- 2 – 2 ½ lb pork roast
- ½ cup chicken stock
- Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl, whisk to combine. Place pork in plastic bag and add marinade to bag. Seal and allow to marinate at least 2 hours.
- Dump pork and marinade into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours.
- Remove pork from slow cooker onto large cutting board.
- Add stock to slow cooker with juices and cook on low for 30 minutes.
- Shred pork and add back to sauce to warm.
Adapted from My Recipes