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Char Siu Pork Roast

In this recipe for Char Siu, the Chinese version of barbecue, the pork is cooked in the slow-cooker for an extra tender, juicy, and stress-free meal. 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.

Cooking Light MARCH 2006

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 (2-pound) boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth

Preparation

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:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 227
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 21.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.7g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 561mg
  • Calcium: 30mg
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