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Mr.CPHo

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Pork belly char siu
« on: March 09, 2019, 10:06:03 AM »
Costco had pork bellies on sale and so I thought Id try my hand at making Chinese roast pork. 

To make the marinade I toasted and ground star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and Sichuan peppercorns, then added regular and dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, brown sugar, molasses, sweet cooking wine, ginger juice, and red fermented tofu.  I marinated in a ziplock for a couple days. 

I hung the marinated strips of pork belly in my WSM direct over lump for a total of about an hour.  After the initial 20 minutes, I basted every 10 minutes with the remaining marinade that I had further reduced on the stove.  The basting process was messy, but yielded really good results.

I let the strips rest on a rack for 15 minutes before slicing.  Sliced one for lunch, sent some home with friends, and froze the rest for future quick stir-fry meals. 

Thanks for looking.


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WildonionAB

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 10:25:04 AM »
Looks super yummy

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Firemunkee

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 12:56:42 PM »
🤤🤤🤤

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SmokeVide

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 02:18:37 PM »
That's serious stuff. Nice plan. Looks great.
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Travis

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 04:35:45 PM »
I bet that smelled so good while cooking. Looks great man!


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hawgheaven

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 04:35:10 AM »
My guess is, you ate good off that cook! Dang Charlie, that looks superb!
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JEBIV

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 07:04:50 AM »
Looks awesome, somehow I picture you with basting sauce up to your elbow, and that big Charlie smile rollin the whole time

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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 08:11:03 AM »

Looks awesome, somehow I picture you with basting sauce up to your elbow, and that big Charlie smile rollin the whole time

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This is the video that inspired the cook and the cook definitely gets elbow deep in marinade!
https://youtu.be/llK8Z1Gt40U



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HoosierKettle

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 04:27:50 PM »
Looks fantastic. I like the flavors you have going on there  [emoji106]


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Darko

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Re: Pork belly char siu
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 03:49:38 PM »
I've done it before. It is absolutely delicious. Looks great Charlie.