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Friday, September 20, 2019

Paleo #Char #Siu #Chinese #Bbq #Pork

Here’s my genuine Whole30-friendly, Paleo Char Siu recipe: Cantonese roasted red meat lacquered with a sticky-sweet marinade.



Ingredients

  • ½ cup plum jam sweetened with fruit juice (peach and apricot jam also work)
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter creamy
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional
  • 1 teaspoon Red Boat fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • ½ teaspoon flooring ginger
  • 3 kilos boneless red meat shoulder roast
  • 2   teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher if utilizing a finer grain salt, basically use 1 teaspoon
  • 2 scallions trimmed and thinly sliced (optional garnish)

Instructions

  • Make the marinade and funky it to room temperature: upload the jam, coconut aminos, tomato paste, almond butter, honey (if you’re now not doing a Whole30), fish sauce, Chinese five spice powder, and flooring ginger to a small saucepan. Whisk the marinade as you warmth it to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Once the sauce is mushy and bubbling, move it to a measuring cup and funky to room temperature. (You can shop the marinade within the fridge for as much as four days and use it when you’re able to roast the pork.)
  • Next, practice the pork. Blot the red meat shoulder dry with a paper towel and slice the beef into 2-inch strips of even thickness. The red meat strips ought to be roughly uniform in size. (It’s cool to have fatty items of red meat simply due to the fact you don’t desire wish to stop up with dry char siu.)
  • Sprinkle the kosher salt throughout the red meat pieces. Place the red meat in a big bowl or zippered garage bag and pour all besides ⅓ cup of the cooled marinade onto the pork. Cover the reserved marinade and shop within the fridge.
  • Use your palms to coat the marinade throughout the red meat strips. Cover the bowl with a silicone lid or plastic wrap and shop within the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.
  • When you’re able to roast the pork, preheat the oven to 350°F with the rack within the center position. Place the red meat on an oven-safe wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast the red meat for 30 minutes, flipping the red meat items on the midway level (15 minutes).
  • Remove the red meat from the oven and growth the oven temperature to 400°F.
  • Brush half of the reserved marinade on the best of the red meat pieces. Pour sufficient water into the backside of the pan so that you've a skinny layer coating the bottom. The water will maintain the drippings from burning whereas the red meat cooks.
  • Roast the red meat for 25 minutes, after which flip the items over and brush on the ultimate marinade. Roast for an further 20 to 30 minutes or till the red meat is fairly charred on the edges.
  • Rest the red meat for 10 minutes, after which slice towards the grain into chompable slices. Arrange the red meat on a serving dish and garnish with sliced scallions, and serve! Leftovers may just be stored within the fridge for as much as four days or frozen for four months. 

When I first switched to consuming Paleo in 2010, the meals I missed consuming probably one of the foremost weren’t pizza, pasta, or cake. Even then (waaaay again within the ancient, pre-Instagram era) I knew I may run Internet searches for Paleo-fied substitutes for these dishes. The stuff I craved the most—but couldn’t discover sufficient replacements for—were the Cantonese dishes of my childhood. To be clear, these weren’t the barely-recognizable Westernized types of Chinese recipes; I’m speaking concerning the plates of steaming-hot, perfectly seasoned meats and vegetables that my mom created in our household kitchen in Menlo Park, California, evening after night.

A grainy shot of a Chinese mom donning a heart-covered apron.
My mom—cooking as usual.

My mom isn’t one to share her mystery recipes. (Or, as she says with a shrug, “I don’t recognise precisely what I installed that dish. Just barely little bit of this, and barely little bit of that.” Thanks, mom!) But over the years, I’ve cracked the code on a bunch of my childhood faves, making them Paleo-friendly to boot. [Want examples? Check out the Salt + Pepper Fried Pork Chops and Chinese Chicken in a Pot in our Ready or Not cookbook, the Paleo Chicken Chow Mein on the blog, the Siu Yoke (Crispy Roast Pork Belly) and Walnut Prawns in our first cookbook, and the Wonton Meatballs, Paleo Chicken Chow Mein, and Watercress + Chicken Soup on this blog.]

Still, there have been some household recipes that I’d lengthy ago decided have been impossible to make Paleo, permit by myself Whole30-friendly. Many of those dishes demanded non-compliant ingredients (like store-bought hoisin sauce, which accommodates gluten, sugar, and different non-Paleo ingredients) or required overly complex steps. I’ll admit that my laziness stored me from making an attempt a couple of of those recipes, too.

Step-by-step collage of my Paleo Char Siu recipe!
One of those dishes stored nagging at me: char siu, Cantonese roasted red meat lacquered with a sticky-sweet marinade. You recognise what I’m speaking about: the shiny red hunks of meat that dangle within the monitor screen home windows of Chinatown BBQ joints. I missed char siu like crazy—especially my mother’s version. As a kid, I would linger at my mom’s elbow each time she sliced up her char siu, panting like a pet eager to capture a scrap of leftovers. I wasn’t subtle, and refused to budge till my mom slipped me a juicy piece of red meat proper from the chopping board. Fueled with the aid of way of those completely satisfied meals testimonies and the reminder that endurance can pay off, I made it my undertaking to arise with Paleo model of this porky delight.

It took longer than I idea it would.

I’ll spare you the info of my many failed experiments (including the batch that seemed amazing, but literally stunk like skunk), but I’m completely satisfied to document that when weeks of testing, I lastly got here up with a char siu recipe that garnered unanimous approval from my finicky kids, my visiting in-laws, or even the pickiest eater within the family: ME. My Paleo model of char siu is even Whole30-friendly ought to you use fruit-sweetened jam and depart out the honey!

Note: It’s most very vital to make use of a high-quality, 100 pc fruit jam on this recipe. I purchase St. Dalfour model (it’s now not a sponsor—I simply identical to the stuff, and it’s fairly broadly available), and its plum, apricot, and peach spreads work both properly on this recipe.

No extra jibber-jabber. Let’s make some Paleo char siu!

Ingredients:
½ cup plum, peach or apricot jam, sweetened with fruit juice
¼ cup coconut aminos
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 teaspoon Red Boat fish sauce
½ teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
½ teaspoon flooring ginger (a.k.a. ginger powder)
3 kilos boneless red meat shoulder roast
2  teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (if utilizing a finer grain salt, basically use 1 teaspoon)
2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced (optional garnish)

Equipment:
Small saucepan
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Whisk
Silicone spatula
Chef’s knife
Cutting board
Large bowl
Silicone lid
Stainless metal wire rack
Rimmed baking sheet
Tongs
Method:

First, make the marinade and funky it to room temperature. Add the jam, coconut aminos, tomato paste, almond butter, honey (if you’re now not doing a Whole30), fish sauce, Chinese five spice powder, and flooring ginger to a small saucepan.

Making the marinade for my Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork).
Whisk the marinade as you warmth it to a simmer over medium heat.

Cooking the marinade for Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork).
Once the sauce is mushy and bubbling, move it to a measuring cup and funky to room temperature. (You can shop the marinade within the fridge for as much as four days and use it when you’re able to roast the pork.)

Simmering the sticky sauce in a medium saucepan for Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork).
Next, practice the pork. Blot the red meat shoulder dry with a paper towel and slice the beef into 2-inch strips of even thickness.

Slicing a red meat shoulder roast for Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork).
The red meat strips ought to be roughly uniform in size. It’s wonderful to have fatty items of red meat because: (1) it’s tasty, and (2) you don’t desire wish to stop up with dry char siu.

Four items of red meat shoulder on a chopping board for Paleo Char Siu.
Sprinkle the kosher salt throughout the red meat pieces. Place the red meat in a big bowl or zippered garage bag…

Sprinkling kosher salt on red meat shoulder for Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork).
…and pour all besides ⅓ cup of the cooled marinade onto the pork. Cover the reserved marinade and shop it within the fridge.

Pouring the marinade on the salted red meat shoulder for Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork).
Use your palms (a.k.a. nature’s tongs) to coat the marinade throughout the red meat strips.

A hand is pictured blending the Paleo Char Siu marinade with the red meat shoulder pieces.
Cover the bowl with a silicone lid or plastic wrap and shop within the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.

A big silver blending bowl included with a silicone lid.
When you’re able to roast the pork, preheat the oven to 350°F with the rack within the center position. Place the red meat on an oven-safe wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.

The marinated red meat shoulder items are put on a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.
Roast for 30 minutes, flipping the red meat items on the midway point.

A pair of tongs are viewed flipping Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) simply due to the fact it bakes within the oven.
Remove the red meat from the oven and growth the oven temperature to 400°F.

Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) on the midway level from the oven.
Brush half of the reserved marinade on the best of the red meat pieces.

Brushing on further marinade on the Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
Pour sufficient water into the backside of the pan so that you've a skinny layer coating the bottom. This will maintain the drippings from burning whereas the red meat cooks.

Water is poured into the rimmed baking sheet of the Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
Roast for 25 minutes, after which flip the red meat items over and brush on the ultimate marinade.

Roast for one other 20 to 30 minutes or till the red meat is fairly charred on the edges.

An overhead shot of Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) on a rimmed baking sheet and cord rack, proper out of the oven.
Rest the red meat for 10 minutes, after which slice towards the grain into chompable pieces!

Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) sliced into 1/2-inch items on a wood chopping board.
Arrange the red meat on a serving dish…

…garnish with sliced scallions, and serve!

An overhead shot of Paleo Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) in a blue and white Japanese bowl topped with sliced scallions.
Leftovers may just be stored within the fridge for as much as four days or frozen for four months. And ought to you maintain your eyes glued to my blog, I may simply present you a tasty technique to re-purpose your leftover char siu within the very close to future!

Use the leftovers to make my Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice or Paleo Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen Salad)!

Paleo #Char #Siu #Chinese #Bbq #Pork
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Oleh