Macao Style Pork Asado

Here is my simple version on how to make Pork Asado, Macao style! Usually, Macao style Pork Asado is cooked by combining all the ingredients together and simmered until the pork meat is tender but with this recipe I marinated the pork with soy sauce, sugar and cracked pepper for an hour then cooked until browned. I find it more tasty and flavorful. I also used pork shoulder instead of pork ribs and it turned out delicious! 

Macao or Macau style Pork Asado was introduced by the Chinese. It has that sweet and savory flavor best when served with steamed rice. The star anise and brown sugar give this pork dish lots of flavor. This is the first time I made this Macao style Pork Asado and it turned out so delicious! Feel free to add mushrooms and bok choy or pechay. 

Give this simple yet packed with flavor Macao style Pork Asado recipe a try. Make it today and share with family and friends or save this recipe for later use. Macao style Pork Asado is an easy pork dish that can also be added to holidays or any occasion recipe list. Watch the cooking video below to learn how to make this delicious pork asado, Macao or Macau style dish. Don't forget to check related recipes below. Just click on the name link below the picture to see complete recipe.

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  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 2 lbs pork shoulder or ribs, cut into 2 inches cubes
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 pieces bay leaves
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • 1 cup water (add more as needed)
  • salt to taste
  • chopped green onions for garnishing

  1. Marinade: In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar and cracked pepper. Stir well to dissolve sugar. 
  2. In a bigger bowl, add pork pieces and soy sauce marinade sauce. Massage marinade into the meat for few minutes. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight. Drain marinated pork and save remaining marinade for later. 
  3. Heat pan over medium heat and add cooking oil. Saute garlic until aromatic for about 30 seconds. Add marinated pork to the pan and allow pork to cook until lightly browned for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Add bay leaves, star anise and water. Bring into a quick boil. Once it starts to boil, cover pan then reduce heat to low. Let it simmer for about 30 to 45 minutes until pork is tender while stirring occasionally. Add more water (1/2 cup increment) as needed. 
  5. Pour-in remaining marinade and continue to simmer for about 10-15 minutes until sauce is reduced and pork is fully tender. Season with salt as needed. Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy! 

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