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Chinese Roasted Pork

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 6 hrs
Yield

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 3-lb. boneless pork loin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder

Nutrition Information

  • calories 252
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 111 mg
  • sodium 832 mg

How to Make It

  1. Trim pork of excess fat and season with salt and pepper. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Transfer pork to slow cooker. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion, garlic and ginger to skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce, brown sugar and five-spice powder. Cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Pour over pork.

  3. Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender when pierced with a knife, about 6 hours. Remove pork to a cutting board, tent with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain and serve.

Also appeared in: All You, February, 2011;