Asian-Spiced Pork Recipe

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Asian-Spiced Pork Recipe

How To Make Asian-Spiced Pork

Play up your usual meat dishes and recreate this Asian-spiced pork recipe next time. It has Chinese five-spice, orange zest, soy sauce, and a hit of brandy.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 35 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 2tspChinese five-spice powder
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • 4largegarlic cloves
  • 1tsporange zest,grated
  • 3striporange zest
  • 1pork butt,boneless
  • ¾cupsoy sauce
  • ¼cupbrandy
  • 1bunchof scallions
  • 2tbspcoarsely cracked rock candy,or granulated sugar
  • steamed rice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of the five-spice powder with the salt, minced garlic, and grated orange zest. Place the pork fat side down on a work surface and open up the meat. Rub all over with the spice mixture and fold up the meat.

  2. Set the pork fat side up in a large roasting pan. Add the halved garlic, orange zest strips, soy sauce, brandy, scallions, sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon of five-spice powder to the pan along with 1 and a half cups of water.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes, basting twice.

  4. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 1 and a half hours, basting every 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for about 45 minutes longer, basting twice, until the pork is richly glazed and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 175 degrees F.

  5. Transfer the pork to a carving board, cover with foil, and let rest for 15 minutes.

  6. Strain the pan juices into a saucepan; skim off the fat. Boil over high heat until reduced to 2 and a half cups. Slice the pork and serve with the pan juices and rice.


  • Calories: 119.91kcal
  • Fat: 5.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.45g
  • Fiber: 0.99g
  • Sugar: 2.00g
  • Protein: 8.80g
  • Cholesterol: 22.32mg
  • Sodium: 1338.59mg
  • Calcium: 34.00mg
  • Potassium: 285.08mg
  • Iron: 1.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.98mg
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