This is the best Char Sui Chinese roast pork sauce I’ve had. The original recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites. She’s paleo which means I can eat most of what she makes. Her cookbook is beautiful!

As with every recipe, I tweak it with what I have on hand. So here’s my version of NomNomPaleo’s Chinese roast pork marinade and sauce.

1/2 cup any kind of jam – my fav is apricot, but I’ve also used my homemade orange marmalade

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 Tablespoons tomato paste – I cheat and use ketchup or cook up some fresh tomatoes if I don’t have tomato paste

1 Tablespoon of almond butter – this is the game changer in this recipe, makes all the difference, don’t skip this ingredient

1 Tablespoon honey – optional if you want to keep down sugar, I skip it for myself, but add it if it’s for other people

1 teaspoon fish sauce

1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder – I add a little more because I like the flavor

1/2 teaspoon ginger powder – I add more of this too

1 teaspoon of salt – you can add more if you’re not on low salt restrictions

Heat in a pot to blend everything nice and smooth, cool and marinade the pork according to the recipe.

I only put sauce recipes here to remind myself. You’ll have to go to NomNomPaleo for the rest of the cooking instructions. The recipe works great, comes out just like her pictures, no lie!





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