Hey everyone, it’s been awhile since I have posted here and thank you so much if you have been following me all these while! Back in March 2010, I started this blog sharing food reviews, recipes and all about lifestyle which I enjoy. Since I am back posting, I will begin by sharing my delicious Air-fried Honey Glazed Char Siu which I prepared for a recent Christmas gathering that got a thumbs up from everyone, even Hong Kong friends!
Who enjoys spending long hours in the kitchen preparing food and washing up during the festive season when it’s all about having a great time and making merry with your friends and family at the living room? So, I came up with the most fuss-free method of preparing the Honey Glazed Char Siu by using an Airfryer and visiting the butchery by Culina at FairPrice Finest.
Over the counter, I selected 1kg of Pork Shoulders to use in my Char Siu recipe and the staffs were more than happy to assist me in marinating the meats as long the sauces and herbs are available within the supermarket at no extra cost! They also got me to decide how I like it to be sliced so that it could be fitted into the cooking tray of the Airfryer.
The Pork Shoulders were sliced into 6 chunks and marinated without getting my hands dirty or at any extra cost! I would recommend to leave it for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator for the sauces to flavour the meat thoroughly. Now it is cooking time!
Cooking with the Airfryer is hassle free, no need for the oil and pre-heating. Just set the timer and temperature and it’s good to cook! First, adjust the temperature to 180°C and timer to 12 minutes and sip some champagne while waiting.
After 12 minutes, it should look at the photo above. Now, glaze it with pure honey and let it cook at 200°C for 6 minutes. Then turn it over and glaze the bottom half and similarly let it cook for another 6 minutes.
After about 24 minutes of cooking time, it should be nicely cooked through yet retaining its juices yet caramelized on the surface. However, you may like to adjust the cooking time depending on the thickness of the pork shoulder. Let it rest for 10 minutes, slice it bite-size and it’s ready to be served!
It’s a perfect tapas for parties this festive season. Enjoy the recipe and do let me know how your Honey Glazed Char Siu turns out! 😉