Nov 28, 2009

Simple Marinated Pork

This is what I made for Thanksgiving (small bite appetizer)-

The whole process is extremely easy,
Especially only little dish washing work is required afterward,
How good can this be?

Marinated pork-


1 lb of pork loin (cut into bite sizes)
2 stalks of scallion
5 garlic cloves
Few slices of ginger (I used 4)
2 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
2 teaspoons of ponzu sauce
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
Some freshly ground black pepper
Some toasted sesame seeds


Mix all the ingredients together and let it marinate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
I used a Ziploc bag because it's easier to mix the sauce together with the pork,
I also toss the marinade about every 4 to 6 hours, just to make sure that the sauce is soaking in all the pork pieces.

Before cooking,
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit,
Line up aluminum foil in a baking sheet,
Trust me, it saves a lot of dish washing effort later on.

Transfer the pork over, preferably fat side up so you'll get a nice caramelized color with semi-melted fat,
It'll ooze in your mouth later.
You can also add some marinade if desired, I left it out for mine.
Cook for about 35 minutes, or till the edges turned slightly brown.

Let it sit for about 10 minutes before serving,
I sprinkled some toasted sesame seeds,
Just to make me feel better that there's at least one "vegetable" type of ingredient in this dish....(like it'll help...)

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. Sounds fantastic! The marinade sounds like it will give the pork great flavor. Maybe I should try that mixture with salmon and miso...

  2. To EatTravelEat~
    Salmon sounds like a good idea! I think it works well on chicken wings too!

  3. Looks very looks lightly crisp on the outside.

  4. To Tigerfish~
    Charred fatty parts are always welcome!

    To Jeannie~
    Thank you so much!

  5. ohh this reminds me of the pork my mom makes! yuuummm...

  6. To and my mom~
    Awwwww somehow I feel honored!

  7. i can taste the flavor by just looking at it. is it similar to DONGPO ?

  8. I can almost taste the flavor by just looking at it. Is it similar to DONGPO?

  9. To Mary Chey~
    Kinda, but the texture is harder since it's oven-baked. I believe there are other recipes in my blog, which you stew the meat instead of roasting it, that'll be similar to dongpo!

  10. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  11. Thank you so much!
    I'll do my best to "express" my food experiences to you!!
    Thank you thank you!