Recipe: Chinese barbecue pork

  • April 11, 2011 - 8:45 AM


Serves 4.

Note: Five-spice powder is a blend of spices that is carried in most supermarkets and at Penzeys Spices locally. From "7-Day Menu Planner for Dummies," by Susan Nicholson. Serve the meat with rice or potatoes.

• 1 (1-lb.) pork tenderloin

• 2 tsp. brown sugar

• 1/2 tsp. five-spice powder (see Note)

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

• 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce

• 1 tbsp. orange juice

• 1/2 tsp. dark (toasted) sesame oil


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Trim fat from pork. Combine sugar, five-spice powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Rub pork with spice mixture.

Place pork on a rack coated with cooking spray in a foil-lined broiling pan. Bake 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine hoisin sauce, juice and oil; brush all over tenderloin. Bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until thermometer registers 155 degrees.

Remove from oven; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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