some pork butt char siu

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cksteele, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    i had about a 3 lbs piece  of porkbutt  left from making  sausage. So i was wondering what am i gonna do with this so i decided  to do some  Chinese BBQ char siu   mixed up the marinade  then cut the porkbutt into 4 pieces.  Let them in the marinade for about 5  hours  then cooked them up the the old stickburner  at 295-300 for about 2 1/2 hours  flipping and basting the meat every 30 min after 1st hour, till internal temp on the meat  was about 185 190.  Then rested it and sliced it up  wow was it good  the seasoning was phenomenal plus the addition of the hickory smoke was so good served it up with coleslaw  and collard greens definitely be doing this again


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  2. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great all plated up, I like to experiment  with left over cuts and trimmings...
  3. yazamitaz

    yazamitaz Newbie

    That looks amazing. Was it as tender and juicy as it looks?
  4. yazamitaz

    yazamitaz Newbie

    That looks fantastic. Was it as juicy as it looks?
  5. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    yes it was very nice  juicy with a nice texture 
  6. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

      That looks great, I like the experiment ideas, Point.........
  7. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm afraid of making char siu. I have enough weight to lose as it is...
  8. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    this is the recipe  i used 

    3 pounds boneless pork butt, cut into 4 sections lengthwise

    2/3 cup soy sauce

    1/3 cup hoisin sauce

    1/2 cup honey

    1/3 cup brown sugar

    1/2 cup Chinese rice wine (can sub sake, or dry sherry)

    1/3 cup ketchup

    4  garlic cloves, crushed

    1 teaspoon five-spice powder

    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    1/4 teaspoon cayenne

    1/8 teaspoon pink curing salt, optional

    1 or 2 teaspoons red food colouring,

    Kosher salt to season pork before grilling
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That looks amazing!

    Point for a fantastic looking meal & making the carousel!

  10. yazamitaz

    yazamitaz Newbie

    CK, I assume you smoked and didn't grill over direct heat. I know you said "stick burner" so I assume you used wood and not charcoal???
  11. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

    yes i used my offset smoker  275-300 range  for the cook no charcoal just wood fired 
  12. griz400

    griz400 Master of the Pit

    Real nice ....point  ,,,,,,,,,,
  13. travisty

    travisty Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member



    Wow! points for sure. Ill add this to my short list of things to try. Thanks for posting the recipe!​ Seriously though, the color looks out of this world perfect, and I'm sure they were AMAZING.
  14. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure looks tasty!
  15. cksteele

    cksteele Smoking Fanatic

     thanks guys! yeah i was pleasantly surprised  how good it was 

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