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How to Make Asado Chinese Style

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author image Susan Brassard
Susan Brassard writes about natural health-related topics, complementary and alternative medicine and issues relative to a holistic approach to the aging process. Following a career in business and finance, she obtained a Master of Arts in gerontology and several certifications in energy therapies. She is the author of a workbook and resource guide for older adults.
How to Make Asado Chinese Style
Pork shoulder Photo Credit Slawomir Fajer/iStock/Getty Images

Asado is a traditional South American technique for cooking beef and other types of meat on a grill, or parilla. Chinese and Filipino chefs have adapted the technique to prepare braised beef and pork roast that is easy to prepare and a nutritious alternative to grilled, barbecued beef. Serve your Chinese-style asado with basic fried rice and a snow-pea stir-fry for a well-rounded and nutritious meal.

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Brown the pork roast on all sides in the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add the soy sauce, star anise, pepper, sugar, crushed garlic and onion wedges to the skillet and cover it with a tight-fitting lid.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the pork roast for approximately two hours, or until the roast is fork tender and has reached an interior temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5

Remove the pork roast from the skillet and set it aside to cool.

Step 6

Strain the cooking sauce in a colander through two layers of cheesecloth, into a small bowl.

Step 7

Slice the cooled pork with a chef’s knife and arrange the slices on a large serving platter with the dipping sauce on the side.

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