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Red Cooked Pork With Beer

By Created by Chef Martin Yan

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Red Cooked Pork With Beer

Created by Martin Yan. Reprinted with permission of TeamWorks Media
Created by chef Martin Yan, the soy sauce-based braising liquid in this red cooked pork recipe includes Tsingtao Lager and hoisin sauce.


  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • .
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder or pork belly, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Tsingtao Lager beer
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • Six quarter-sized slices ginger, lightly crushed
  • .
  • 6 green onions, cut into 2-inch long pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roll-cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, cut into 6 wedges
  • 8 ounces daikon, cut into 1-inch pieces


Instructions for Red Cooked Pork:

1. Combine all the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the pork, stirring to coat. Cover, refrigerate, and marinate for 4 hours or overnight.

2. Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides. Add half of the pork and cook, turning, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove the pork with a slotted spoon to a large clay pot. (If you don’t have a clay pot, use a large saucepan with a lid.) Repeat with the remaining pork.

3. Add all the sauce ingredients to the pot with the pork and add enough water to just cover, about 1 cup. Place the clay pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer gently until the meat is tender, about 1 hour. Tuck the green onions, carrots, onion, and daikon into the cooking liquid and continue to cook, covered, until the vegetables are soft and the meat is fork-tender, about 30 minutes. Serve from the clay pot, or transfer to a serving plate.

Guide Note: This dish would serve 4 to 6, depending on whether it is the main dish or part of a multicourse meal.

Red Cooked Pork With Beer recipe created by Chef Martin Yan. Reprinted with permission of Kelly Harfoot, TeamWorks Media.

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