Recipe: Bbq Chinese Pork


This marinade for some BBQ pork has a Chinese influence and is made up using a number of bottled ingredients and spices that most of us have kicking around in the cupboard anyway. Whether you char it over a BBQ outside or under a grill inside it's a cheap cut of pork that carves really well when cooked.


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 chunk ginger
  • 1 tbsp 5 spice powder
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sherry
  • 400 g pork fillet
  • 2 bok choi
prepare the garlic & ginger

Step 1

Prepare The Garlic & Ginger

Peel and grate the garlic and ginger into a bowl.

make the marinade

Step 2

Make The Marinade

Spoon the 5 spice, hoison, soy sauce, honey, tomato ketchup and sherry into the bowl as well.

marinade the pork

Step 3

Marinade The Pork

Roll the pork fillets in the marinade and massage into the flesh, then cling film and leave to marinade in the fridge for at least an hour.

grill the pork

Step 4

Grill The Pork

Place the pork on a medium heat BBQ and cook for about 20 minutes, turning regularly, until the fillet is cooked. You want some good amount of charring and caramelization on the outside. Brush over the leftover marinade each time you turn the meat.

boil the bok choi

Step 6

Boil The Bok Choi

Heat a pan of salted water up to a boil. Quarter the bok choi and dunk into boiling salted water for 2 minutes, then drain and sprinkle with a little soy sauce to season.

slice the fillet & serve

Step 8

Slice The Fillet & Serve

Leave the fillet to rest for 2-3 minutes after cooking and then slice to serve on the bed of wilted bok choi. Serves 4-6

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