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Char Siew (4) (Instant Pot)

By Rumblingtummy @RumblingTummi
Circuit Breaker Day 42

Though I had tried some awesome Char Siew Recipes and recorded in this blog but nevertheless, I still want to experiment with others.I am attempting yet another Char Siew recipe but I changed the cooking method to use the instant pot instead.These days, I am having problem if I am on my feet for too long.  I need to find ways to cut short my time in the kitchen and I am beginning to love this method of cooking.This Char Siew (4) (Instant Pot) is good!

Adapted from here and here
Char Siew (4) (Instant pot)

Findings: The choice is yours, if you prefer a more fatty meat, opt for that.  Since my family is not fan of fatty meat, we actually had a leaner ones.  But making a good char siew, you might want to consider more fats than ours.

Give yourself more time on the marination.  I personally feel that the longer I marinate the meat, the nicer it becomes.  So I chilled the meat overnight.

What you need:1 kg pork with fats, cut into long strip.  (I got the butcher to do it for me and also he was the one to choose the cuts for this recipe). 6 shallots, remove skin and stem6 garlic, remove skin 40g sugar10g honey10g Chinese wine20g oyster sauce30g light soy sauce5g dark soy sauce¼ tsp white pepper powder

1 tbsp honey½ tbsp hot water
Add garlic and shallot into TM bowl.  Blitz for 6s/Sp10.  Remove.
Using a ricer, extract the juice.
Add into the pork and the rest of the seasonings. 
Chill meat overnight. 
Put the pork including the marinade into the inner pot of Instant Pot.
Cover and turn the steam release handle to the “sealing” position.
Press the “stew” button and set 20 mins. Let it run natural release for 10 minutes.
Quick release.  When the flat valve fully in rested position, open the cover and take out the pork. Reserve the sauce for dipping.
Mix honey and water well. Set aside.
Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan-fry the char siew pork until both sides are lightly brown. Brush syrup on the surfaces.
Slice and serve.
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