Red Cooked Pork

barbara lentz


Fall apart pork that takes on a red color. Delicious


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10 Min
4 Hr
Stove Top


  • 6 c
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 c
    shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 bunch
    green onions white and green parts separated
  • 4
    inch pieces ginger smashed
  • 10 clove
    garlic smashed
  • 20
    stems of cilantro leaves reserved for garnish
  • 1
    orange peel sliced
  • 2
    whole star anise pods
  • 5 lb
    pork butt

How to Make Red Cooked Pork


  1. Combine water, soy sauce, wine, brown sugar, white parts of the green onions, ginger, garlic, cilantro stems,orange slices, and star anise to a large pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Add the pork and simmer for 4 hours turning pork every 30 minutes.Remove the pork from the liquid and strain the sauce discarding the solids. Serve with sauce over top and garnish with cilantro and green parts of the green onions.

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About Red Cooked Pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian

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