Char Siu has always been one of my favorite flavors to marinate pork or steak, especially for grilling. Of Chinese origin char siu is a mix of honey, five-spice powder, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and rice wine.
Here in Orlando we’re lucky to have some fantastic asian markets so its easy to find a good quality store bought option. Having said that tweaking it and adding some extra ingredients takes it to another level of flavor. Below please find my recipe for my char siu based marinade.
1/4 cup Char Siu sauce
3 large garlic cloves
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp fish sauce (trust me on this. Its delicious!)
Simply whisk all wet ingredients with finely chopped garlic and pour over steak in a container or ziplock bag. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Another reason I love Skirt steak is that it doesn’t really need a longtime to absorb the flavor of the marinade so its the perfect cut of meat for a quick meal!
Grill meat over medium high heat until meat is done to taste, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Cover steak and let rest for 5 to 6 minutes before slicing.
Serve it on top of white rice, a good salad or some roasted veggies. Enjoy!!