Make a sweet and savoury version of Chinese barbequed (char siu) pork with a honey and mirin (sweet rice wine) marinade. Serve as a main dish or include in an Asian-inspired buffet.
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2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 whole star anise pod, crushed
1 pinch Chinese five-spice powder
1 tablespoon aji mirin (sweet rice cooking wine), or more to taste
1 (450g) boneless pork loin roast
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:50min › Extra time:4hr › Ready in:5hr
Combine honey, hoisin sauce, dark soy sauce, star anise, five-spice powder and mirin in a glass measuring cup. Set microwave oven for 60 percent power and heat in microwave oven for 22 seconds. Stir mixture and pour into a large resealable food bag. Add pork loin to the bag, knead to coat meat with marinade and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to two days.
Preheat barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
Remove pork roast from bag and wrap meat tightly in foil. Discard used marinade.
Cook on the preheated barbecue until coked through, about 50 minutes. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing.