Friday, January 30, 2009

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast

Made this last night for dinner. This was really good and easy to put together. Was even better today in sandwiches. Will make this again.

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.

Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.

Note: Char siu is a Chinese version of barbecue. Serve with sticky or long-grain white rice and a steamed or stir-fried medley of bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, sliced baby corn, and water chestnuts.

Adapted from Cooking Light


Jeff said...

I love char siu! Never tried it in the crock pot but I still have a good 3/4 of a pig to try this with. Well not the whole pig but you get the point.

Esi said...

I love char siu. I have never seen it done in a slow cooker. Looks interesting.

Nolwenn said...

I don't have a slow cooker, so can I cook the meat in the oven instead ?

Nolwenn said...

What can I use as a substitute for the Hoisin Sauce, Helene ? Thanks a lot :)

Helene said...

Hi Nolwenn:

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons black bean paste or peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey or molasses
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sesame oil
20 drops hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients together.

Anonymous said...

Worchestersire sauce is like a thin Hosin, at least to my palate.