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Char siu pork recipe

Char siu pork recipe

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Indulgent pork belly is all the more delicious when marinated in a rich, sticky Chinese glaze. Preparing the meat the night before cooking lets all of the gorgeous flavours fuse together, so that all you have to do is simply grill, slice and enjoy. Give this classic Chinese recipe for moreish char siu pork a go, it's perfect as part of a Chinese feast. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare, 10 mins to cook, plus chilling overnight and cooling
  • 358 calories / serving


  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 500g pork belly slices

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    26g 37%
  • Saturates

    9g 46%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.2g Protein 24.9g Fibre 0.4g


  1. Mix all the ingredients, except the pork, in a small mixing bowl. Place the pork in a shallow dish. Pour over the marinade and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill to high. Remove the pork from the fridge, to bring to room temperature. Place on a lined grilling rack and cook for 4-5 mins on one side, until dark around the edges. Turn and cook for another 2-3 mins, until golden and cooked through.
  3. Transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and rest for 5 mins. Slice and serve immediately.

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