Roast Pork Strips Recipe

A staple in the Chinese diet, Pork is the "steak" of China. Those little red pieces of pork in fried rice are chopped from roast pork strips. Although the marinade is simple enough, Brown bean sauce may be difficult to find. (you may substitute black bean sauce or hoisin sauce). You can also use this pork in stir-fried recipes, sliced pieces as an appetizer, or cut into small pieces and fried in tempura batter. (such as you might get in sweet and sour pork)
Roast Pork Strips picture


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings10

Recipe Story

I'm sure you must have wondered what those little pieces of red colored pork are in your fried rice. Well it's no big secret, there's red food coloring in the marinade. Once you've made a batch of this delicious pork you'll find yourself making it often. Try to find pork butt (de-boned if possible) it makes a big difference. On the bone is very cheap, but a skillful knife is required to process it. Otherwise use boneless country style ribs.


 Pork butt2 Pound, cut into 1" diameter by 3"-4" long strips (Bigger Pieces Are Ok But My Need To Be Roasted A Little Longer)
 Chicken stock2 Tablespoon
 Soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Brown bean sauce/Black bean sauce / hoisin2 Tablespoon
 Chinese rice wine/Sherry1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Finely chopped garlic1 Teaspoon
 Red food coloring1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 91

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.6%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g17.8%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 56.3 mg

Sodium 471.5 mg19.6%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.04 g0.18%

Sugars 2.8 g

Protein 16 g31.8%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0.27%

Calcium 1.5% Iron 5.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and stir thoroughly. Make sure sugar and sauces are completely incorporated. Add the pork strips few at a time making sure each piece is covered in the marinade. When all have been added use a large spoon and stir from the bottom up rotating all the pork and distributing the marinade. Refrigerate covered for 6 hours minimum (over night is even better). Stir occasionally during the marinading process.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line several cookie sheets with aluminum foil and place cooking racks on top of each. Lay the pork pieces across the racks so they do not touch each other.
Roast them for 30 minutes and remove from the oven promptly. (longer if pieces are bigger)
Let them cool, package and refrigerate in zip-lock bags. They will keep for weeks, but they won't last that long.


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dbmamawanda says :

Anyone have any idea why I can not print this recipe?
Posted on: 22 May 2011 - 12:09pm
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Radzie says :

What is the error message you are getting?
Posted on: 24 May 2011 - 8:32pm

Anonymous says :

Yummy, great recipe! It reminds me of dim sum Chinese pork spare ribs! It's a keeper!
Posted on: 17 March 2011 - 2:02am

David and MB says :

WOW Tommy - you described this recipe to David tonight and it sounded awesome! We are going to make it tomorrow night and can't wait! Will let you know if we succeed :-)
Posted on: 28 February 2010 - 10:24pm