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Old 09-15-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Tonight's Char Siu on the kettle (pr0n)

I had defrosted a pork butt with the intention of cooking it on Sunday but got so wrapped up in cooking for the "Mini" throwdown I didn't get around to it. I really wasn't keen on refreezing it and don't have time during this week to pull off a late night cook session. Therefore, I decided to go with some Char Siu (chinese bbq pork) which is a much shorter cook.

Last night I cut out the bone from the butt and then cut the 6+ lbs of shoulder into about 2" wide strips:


then put the strips into a zip lock bag along with a couple jars of store bought char-siu sauce and a bottle of hoisin sauce:


Tonight I got the OTP kettle fired up around 300 degrees with a couple chunks of cherry wood, put on the pork, drizzled on a little honey and brown sugar:


I flipped the pieces about every 25 minutes each time adding honey & brown sugar to the side facing up. After about an hour at 300 I increased the temps to the 350-375 range and after 75 minutes of total cook time they were looking pretty good (IT was in the 175-185 range depending on the thickness of each piece):



I pulled them and let them rest for a few minutes and then sliced a couple of pieces:



I really ought to cook this more often.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:36 AM   #2
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Ooooh....that's looking way too good!
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I'd SO hit that!

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Ooooh! I like. I am gonna try that very soon.
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Dang! I love Char Siu! You make it look easy.
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Those look fantastic!
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wow that looks good.

thanks for sharing.
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Great job! I do like char siu, and it's so easy too!
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I haven't heard of this before...looks delicious...can you describe the taste, i.e., sweet, spicy, etc. Also, can the ingredients be found other than in a Chinese food store? Thanks
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #10
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Default I sooo want to make these!

I read that you marinated them overnight. Have you ever tried for a shorter period? My thought was to marinate them starting around noon and then cook them up around 6pm. Too short a time? Thanks
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #11
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That looks great. I need to try this. Thanks for the idea.
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This is how I do them on my BGE.

http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php...787628&catid=1



This is a recipe I developed years ago when working in a chinese restaurant.

Sauce, BBQ, Red Pork Roast, Char Sui INGREDIENTS:
3 Cups Chinese Wine
3 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Cups Soy Sauce,
Light beer
4 Cups Ketchup
1 Cup Hoisin Sauce
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2-1 Cup Red Food Coloring
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Sesame Oil
1/4 Cup Hot Chili Oil
Procedure: 1 Mix all in a 5 gallon bucket. Will marinate 8 Pork Butts and 20 slabs of ribs.
Recipe Type BBQ Sauce/Sauce
Recipe Source Source: Egg Foo Looey's, Richard Howe, 1994/05/25
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:58 AM   #13
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I HAVE to try this! Mmmmmmm
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Sounds simple and looks phabulous!!

I am going to try this with some country style ribs...making it even easier to make.
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