Char siu with grilled pork

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5 min


4 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 12 minutes
Char siu with grilled pork


  • 4 pork loin chops
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup char siu sauce
  • 3/4 tsp minced chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 orange , thickly sliced
  • 4 green onions


  • Oil grill and preheat barbecue to high. Lightly rub chops with vegetable oil. Sprinkle both sides with pepper. In a small bowl, stir char siu sauce with chipotle.
  • Place meat on grill and reduce heat to medium. Cover and grill pork a couple of min per side, then brush both sides with sauce. Continue turning and brushing chops with sauce until they give slightly when pressed, 4 to 6 more min per side.
  • After chops have cooked a few minutes, add orange slices and whole green onions to grill. Turn occasionally until lightly charred, removing each as it is done.
  • Place chops on plates. Spoon any remaining sauce overtop. Add orange slices. Thickly slice green onions, if you like, and scatter overtop. Add rice and a salad and dinner’s done.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 293,
  • Protein
  • 29 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,

Char siu (pronounced char-SYOO) sauce mixed with chipotle forms a thick, smoky, slightly spicy glaze for chops. It’s a match made in heaven for lovers of Chinese barbecue.


Char siu sauce is sold in the Asian section of most supermarkets.