Paleo friendly/ Gluten free Char siu (蜜汁叉烧, literally “fork burn/roast”) is a famous Chinese roast pork dish.
Hello LOVElies! For my #FlexbowlFridaySFlexBowl: Paleo Friendly/ Gluten free Char siu Chinese roasted pork with organic fresh greens, pineapples, and cucumbers. You’ll Need:
- 1 lb of pork cubes, pork shoulder, or pork belly
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp gluten free hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp Chinese rose wine or Chinese cooking wine (brandy works too)
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil ten
- 8-10″ bamboo skewers
Combine all of the ingredients except the pork and skewers in a saucepan. Heat on med/low for about five to ten minutes, stirring everything together until it thickens. Set it aside and allow it to cool. Cut the pork into chunks about 1″ in size.
Once the sauce is cool, put half of it in a gallon-sized ziploc bag with the pork pieces. Put the other half of the sauce in a container and then put both the pork and the sauce in the fridge overnight.
The next day, soak the bamboo skewers in cold water for 30 minutes, then skewer the pork chunks. Preheat the grill for about 10 minutes on med/high heat. Turn off the heat on one side of the grill, and place the skewers on the unheated side.
Grill using indirect heat for an hour, turning the skewers after 30 minutes. Your optimal grill temp should be around 250-300 degrees. During the last 30 minutes, take out your reserved char siu sauce and allow it to warm to room temperature.
Lastly, char the pork skewers on direct (medium) heat for a few minutes, brushing on the char siu sauce as it cooks. That’s it! Take the pork off the skewers and serve immediately. Thanks Domestic Man for this delicious recipe! Mmm YUM!!! See you on my next post!