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Skinny Pork Char Siu

Pork Char Siu made with pork tenderloin in a garlic and ginger spiced marinade with Chinese 5 spice powder and hoisin sauce, this is a healthier spin on the classic Chinese takeout favorite.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Add the marinade ingredients (except the cornstarch slurry) together and let marinate for 1 hour.
  • Add the pork to the egg mixture then dust lightly in flour.
  • Add the pork to a skillet with the canola oil on medium high heat and brown well, 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the pork from the pan and add in the marinade.
  • Cook until reduced to about half, 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry and cook until thickened, then add the pork back in.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces cooked | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Protein: 32.4g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 459mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.7g