Monday, February 05, 2007

Chinese Roast

this is one of Luke's grandma's recipes, that his mom gave me. it is easy easy easy, and yummy! it has a different taste than any other roast you will make- but it's Luke's favorite and i love it too!

The recipe is really whatever- i guess i mean that you can mess with it. When i made it I threw it in a big pot, added water and first 2 ingredients and boiled till i had to leave for church (20 min) then turned it down to low and let it cook while we were gone for 3 1/2 hours. And ate it after i cooked rice when we got home. It was super tender and flavorful and makes a lot. Also, you might have to look a little for the star anise and Chinese 5 spices!

Roast- pork is best- any size- i used around a 2 lb. last time
3 slices of Ginger root
1/4 C star anise- cool spice that looks like a star and smells like licorice
1 tsp Chinese 5 spices
pinch of red pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/4 C vinegar
2 C soy sauce- i didn't use that much though
5 stems green onion cut into 1/4 inch pieces

Place Meat in Pot- and cover with water
Add Star Anise and ginger root and bring to boil for about 20 min.
Add other ingredients and boil- on low for several hours
Strain and keep broth- make a gravy out of it- as thick or thin as you like.
Take out the Roast and shred apart.
Eat over sticky rice with the gravy.

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