Saturday, October 29, 2011
Char Siu Pork and Roasted Fennel
500g pork (I used pork belly rashers but if you don't like fat, you can get a loin fillet)
3 tablespoons char siu sauce (it's a deep red jammy sauce)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ fennel bulb
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Slice the fennel and lightly toss with vegetable oil and a bit of leftover marinade. Bake for about 30 minutes.
I grilled the pork on a griddle pan (on the highest heat) for a minute on each side to get those delicious char marks but you can also put the pork straight in the oven.
Bake pork on a wire rack. How long will depend on how thick your pork is. Check it every 10 minutes and if it's not ready, baste it with the leftover marinade and pop it back in.
When done, rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Slice and serve with rice, spring onion, chili and cucumber.