[Sca-cooks] Yule Celebrations

Nick Sasso grizly at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 21 13:44:20 PST 2007

Many pardons, please,

I have been hunting around for a recipe for a good, rich, deep flavored char
siu pork.  I find a few online that could fit the bill, but I don't know
exactly what it is that makes the key flaroving.  Could be the hoi sin, or
oyster flavored sauce, or even the 5 spice powder.  None of the recipes I
find have all of them, but various combinations of them.  Honey, soy and
ginger do seem consistant.  Most indicate butt/shoulder, but I suspect that
fresh ham or the butt end of a loin would work out just fine.

Does anyone prepare this or have the penultimate recipe?  Master A . . . I
figure you are a possible candidate for this pork masterpiece.  You gots
something?  I'm doing an exploratory of modern braised and slow-roasted pork
dishes.  Char siu came up, so here I am.

pacem et bonum,
niccolo difrancesco

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