Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein. The mildly sweet and savory char siu (Chinese bbq pork) filling inside flaky pastry shell are just to die for. They make great snacks, or even meals, any time of the day. I used pie crust for this recipe.
They make great snacks, or even meals, any time of the day. I used pie crust for this recipe. However, using puff pastry will be wonderful replacement as well. You can have Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein using 24 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Brad's char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) w/ chow mein
- You need of For the pork.
- It’s 4 1/2-5 lb of whole pork loin.
- Prepare 3 of char siu marinade packets.
- Prepare 1 1/2 cups of water.
- You need of For the chow mein.
- You need 1/2 lb of baby carrots.
- It’s 1 of medium sweet onion, sliced thin 1" long.
- It’s 8 Oz of shitake mushrooms, sliced.
- You need 3 cloves of garlic, sliced thin.
- You need 1 bunch of bok choy, only the whites. Sliced thin.
- You need 1 head of savoy cabbage. Quarter & slice 1" thick.
- It’s 2 of yellow squash, slice in half lengthwise, slice thin.
- It’s of For chow mein sauce.
- It’s 4 cups of heavy chicken broth.
- You need 2 tbs of reduced sodium soy sauce.
- It’s 1-1 1/2 tbs of fish sauce.
- It’s 1 tbs of seasoned rice wine vinegar.
- It’s 1 tsp of sesame oil.
- You need 1/2 tsp of Mongolian fire oil.
- You need 2 of whole star anise.
- You need 1/2 tsp of each dry mustard, ground ginger.
- You need of Other ingredients.
- You need 1 pkg of soft chow mein noodles or lo mein noodles.
- You need of Cornstarch slurry.
Char siu literally means "fork roasted" (siu being burn/roast and cha being fork, both noun and verb) after the traditional cooking method for the dish: long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire . In ancient times, wild boar and other available meats were used to make char siu. You will love this authentic Char Siu Chinese Chicken Chow Mein Recipe! It is so simple to make, and the flavors are restaurant quality.
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..
These silky soft noodles with tender flavorful Chinese chicken are utterly scrumptious.#sponsored #worldmarkettribe What is Char Siu Sauce? A char siu sauce is a mix of various Asian pantry ingredients, including soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, and Chinese five-spice powder. I like to add grated fresh ginger to my marinade for a bit of warm heat. The Chinese barbecue pork that you find in most Chinese restaurants often has a tinge of red in the meat, either from using red fermented tofu in the marinade, or. Lee Kum Kee makes a char-siu sauce and a chinese barbaque sauce that both work well.