Ming Tsai Roast Red Pork

Ming Tsai Roast Red Pork

1 bottle red wine
1 cup dry sherry
4 cups thin soy sauce
4 cups water, make sure to cover pork
12 lb pork shoulder, bone in, fat cap on — (12 to 15)
2 cups brown sugar
1 large ginger sliced
1 head garlic, sliced in half
2 bunches scallions
2 star anise
2 Thai bird chilies
2 cinnamon sticks
8 bok choy, halved, cored, cleaned
1/4 cup sambal oelek, as condiment

Put all liquid ingredients and sugar in a tall stockpot and bring to a boil. Add pork and reduce heat. When boiling again, turn down to a simmer and skim off the ëscumí. Add the rest of the remaining ingredients, except cabbage. Taste for seasoning; it should be fairly sweet. If not, add more brown sugar. Remember that the taste of the braising liquid will ultimately be the taste of the pork, so make sure it tastes good!

Simmer slowly for 6 to 8 hours, or until pork is very soft. Carefully remove the pork, place it on a large platter and cover with foil to keep hot. Strain the liquid and reduce until a syrupy consistency is achieved, this will take 20 to 30 minutes. In the last 10 minutes of reducing, add the bok choy to cook until soft. Place bok choy around the pork and glaze pork with reduction. Serve with side of sambal oelek.

Source of Recipe: Ming Tsai


  1. iPadCary says

    If you add the bok choy to the reduction, how is one supposed to
    “glaze pork with reduction” if the reduction is now full of bok choy?

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