Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein. Char siu, or Chinese BBQ Pork, is a delicious Cantonese roast meat. Growing up in the Catskills, the first time I saw this Chinese BBQ pork, or char siu, was at the Holiday Inn of all places. Char Siu Pork (Chinese BBQ Pork) is SO easy to make at home in the oven!
Chinese barbecue pork, or char siu pork, is one of those dishes. And like so many other things which I have re-created at home, making your own Chinese Hello, I know what you mean about not using the oven during summer – way too hot! I've made this a few times using the BBQ too and the results. You can cook Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein by using 24 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is what you need to do to achieve that:
Ingredients of Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein
- It’s of For the pork.
- Prepare of whole pork loin.
- Prepare of char siu marinade packets.
- You need of water.
- You need of For the chow mein.
- You need of baby carrots.
- It’s of medium sweet onion, sliced thin 1″ long.
- Prepare of shitake mushrooms, sliced.
- Prepare of garlic, sliced thin.
- It’s of bok choy, only the whites. Sliced thin.
- Prepare of savoy cabbage. Quarter & slice 1″ thick.
- Prepare of yellow squash, slice in half lengthwise, slice thin.
- It’s of For chow mein sauce.
- You need of heavy chicken broth.
- Prepare of reduced sodium soy sauce.
- It’s of fish sauce.
- It’s of seasoned rice wine vinegar.
- Prepare of sesame oil.
- It’s of Mongolian fire oil.
- Prepare of whole star anise.
- It’s of each dry mustard, ground ginger.
- It’s of Other ingredients.
- You need of soft chow mein noodles or lo mein noodles.
- Prepare of Cornstarch slurry.
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Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein instructions
- Mix water and marinade pkgs. Pierce pork loin all over with a fork. Place both in a lg zip lock bag. Remove as much air as possible. Marinade overnight or longer. I went 3 days. Turn bag over every 8 -12 hrs..
- Pre heat grill. Clean with grill brush. Do not rinse pork loin. Place on grill and char on all sides. You want that dark caramelization. I even put a little smoke to it with Cherrywood chips while cooking..
- When seared on all sides, place in a baking dish and finish in the oven at 350. Bring to an internal temperature of 155. Remove from oven and tent with tin foil 5-8 minutes. This will bring the internal temp up to over 160..
- While pork is in the oven, make chow mein, sauce, and noodles at the same time..
- In a saucepot, place chicken stock, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. The idea is to layer these flavors into the sauce. So go down the list, add 1 ingredient and let simmer a few minutes before adding the next. I wrote the ingredients in order for how I added them. When last ingredient is in and it has simmered for a bit, thicken with cornstarch slurry. Equal parts corn starch and cold water. Until desired thickness. it will thin out when you add to veggies..
- For the chow mein, place a small amount of sesame oil in a wok. Heat wok and add whole baby carrots. Stir fry until they just start to caramelize. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Stir fry until onion becomes translucent, don't let them brown. Add bok choy, fry another 3 minutes. Add squash and cabbage. Fry until cabbage is just tender. Pour sauce over and heat through..
- Bring 4 qts water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to times on the pkg. When done drain and rinse with hot water. Place in a serving bowl and toss with a little sesame oil so it doesn't stick together..
- Plate noodles and add sauced veggies on top. Slice pork thin and add to the plate. Serve immediately. Enjoy..
This Char Siu pork tastes just like the pork at your favorite Chinese restaurant. Caramelized on the outside, nice and tender on the inside. Most Chinese restaurants will serve Char Sui as a side dish or appetizer. At my favorite Chinese restaurant, they will serve this with the main entree alongside the. Char siu literally means “fork burned” which is a reference to the traditional preparation, skewered and barbecued over a fire.