More About Cantonese Pork


3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine or mirin (sweet rice wine)
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
1 boneless pork loin roast (about 4 pounds)


In a large shallow bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients and, if desired, red food coloring. Cut pork roast lengthwise in half. Add pork to bowl; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours.
Transfer pork and marinade to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until a thermometer inserted in roast reads 145° and meat is tender. Let roast stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked pork: 262 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meats.

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April 18, 2025

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