Char Siu Pork with Yu Choy

Ever since I started taking trips to San Francisco’s Chinatown several times a year for over 5 years, there are two things I fell in love with. One, is dim sum at Good Mong Kok Bakery and the other is Char Siu Pork. The only problem is that I don’t have the first clue on how to make either, but I know how to cook on a Big Green Egg (BGE). So after a trip to my local asian food market (If you call a 40 minute drive local, based on where I live), I found some great ingredients, new green teas and a dinner planned for cooking up on the BGE. Buying the sauce pre-made is faux-pas in the cooking world, but since it is my first attempt, I wasn’t about to dig through recipes online to find the right one. Needless to say, the family was raving about how good it was!

Yu Choy is an Asian vegetable that you can find in Asian markets. This crunchy green veggie has yellow flowers, which are also edible. Yu choy is similar to Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) and the Bok Choy family. When cooked, it retains a crunchy stalk with wilted leaves that are packed with flavor and vitamins.

Char Siu Pork Directions

  1. In a plastic gallon sized bag, add 5 Tablespoons of Char Siu Sauce and two pork shoulder steaks. Refrigerate overnight.Siu_Marinade
  2. Light the BGE and set the temp for 350°.
  3. Place the two pork shoulders on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the internal temp reaches at least 145°.
  4. For an extra sauced steak, make sure to baste the meat with additional char siu sauce as you cook it.
  5. Remove from the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serving suggestions include the Yu Choy recipe below and steamed white rice.

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Yu Choy Directions

  1. Wash the Yu Choy and cut off the ends of the stalks. For large stalks, break the leaves apart.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium-high and add a tablespoon of oil.
  3. Add the fresh ginger and garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes but do not let the garlic burn.
  4. Toss in the Yu Choy and stir fry the veggies just until the leaves begin to wilt and the stalks soften slightly.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of Soy Sauce, salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for 1 more minute to let the flavors meld. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Yu Choy Ingredients

1 Package of Yu Choy
2 Garlic Cloves, Diced
1 Tablespoon of Fresh Ginger, Diced
1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil
2 Teaspoons of Soy Sauce
Salt and Pepper

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