Chinese-style Pork Asado
This Chinese-style Pork Asado is an easy one-pot dish made by searing the pork shoulder then simmering it in a spiced sweet-savory sauce until fork-tender! Serve it as a main dish with rice or use it as a filling for Siopao.
- 2-3 tablespoon oil
- 1 kg pork shoulder
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium onion chopped finely
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon cooking rice wine optional
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon five-spice powder
- 1-2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoon water
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Sear the pork shoulder slab on all sides just until lightly browned. Remove meat from oil and set aside.
From the same pot with oil, saute garlic and onion until limp and aromatic.
Add back the meat. Pour in soy sauce and cooking rice wine and add the brown sugar and five-spice powder and cook until sugar has caramelized.
Pour in water enough to cover the meat. Cover pot with lid and let it simmer over low heat until meat is fork-tender.
Remove cover and turn the heat to medium-high to reduce the liquids. Add the cornstarch slurry and simmer until the sauce becomes thick.
Take the meat from the sauce and let it rest for 10 minutes on a cutting board. Slice the pork into thin slices.
Arrange the slices on a serving dish. Drizzle the thick sweet-savory sauce on top of the meat and serve while still warm.
Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg