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Char Siu Pork




This recipe is based on one of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives episodes and some things I learned while in Hawaii. I changed some of the ingredients and amounts to fit my taste and those of my wife and friends. Even though this recipe is a Hawaiian version of the Chinese original, it's mainland tested and I hope you enjoy.


- 3-4 lb Boston Butt (Boneless)

- 2 cups Soy Sauce

- 1 tbs Hoisin Sauce

- 1 tbs Oyster Sauce

- ¼ tsp Five Spice

- 2 cups Brown Sugar

- Red food coloring (enough to turn marinade red)


- Cut pork into appx 2” X 6” strips 1” thick (with the grain) .

- Mix everything except pork in a container (I use vacuum bags to marinade) and stir/massage until

  sugar is incorporated.

- Add pork, seal and marinade overnight (I marinade up to five days).

- Cook on grill until center of pork is 150°-160° (I use cherry wood chips to smoke for its sweetness). For

  a faster cook, use a pressure cooker (follow the directions with the cooker).

- Remove and cut across the strip into desired sized pieces, serve and enjoy.

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