Char siu (BBQ pork)

Char siu (BBQ pork)


Appliance used: V-Zug Combair-Steam SE
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Preparation: 30 minutes
Portions: 4




400 g shoulder of pork
1 tbsp salt
500 ml water
5 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp rice wine, e.g. Shaoxing wine or sherry
1 clove of garlic
1 shallot
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tsp five-spice powder
½ tsp galangal powder, ginger powder (optional)
½ tsp soy sauce, mild
3 tbsp honey or malt sugar
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp mirin (sweetened sake or rice wine)



  1. Cut the shoulder of pork into 2 cm thick slices. In a large bowl, soak the pork in the water and salt (brine) for 30 minutes.
  2. Afterwards, rinse under running water, allow to drain and pat dry with kitchen paper
  3. Peel and finely chop the garlic and the shallot. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl, put it into the vacuum bag together with the meat and vacuum seal on level 3. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Next, take the meat out of the bag and discard the marinade.
    (Pre-)heat cooking space to 230°C with Hot air + steaming
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the wire shelf on it. Place the meat on the wire shelf and put it into the preheated oven space at level 2. Put the baking tray at level 1. Bake.
    Hot air + steaming 230°C for 10 Mins
  5. Heat all the ingredients for the glaze in a small saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  6. Brush the meat with the glaze. Continue cooking.
    Hot air + steaming 230°C for 5 Mins
  7. Brush the meat again with the glaze, turn it over and brush the underside. Continue cooking.
    Hot air + steaming 230°C for 5 Mins
  8. Place the meat on a plate and brush with the leftover glaze.



Char siu (BBQ pork)

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