Saturday, December 29, 2012
Slow Cooker Hoisin Pork Roast
1 boneless pork loin roast (about 3 lbs.), tied
1 (10 oz.) jar hoisin sauce (about 3/4 cup)
3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp chili paste
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp dark sesame oil
4 tsp cornstarch
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray and add the pork roast. In a small bowl, combine the hoisin, garlic, chili paste, vinegar, soy sauce and oil. Whisk in the cornstarch. Pour sauce over the pork.
2. Cover the slow cooker and cook the roast until fork-tender and a thermometer registers 160, 3.5 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat. Transfer the pork to a platter, cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour the cooking liquid into a bowl and let stand for 10 minutes, then skim any fat from the surface.
3. Slice the pork and arrange on a platter. Sprinkle the scallions and cilantro on top. Serve the Asian sauce on the side.
From Rachael Ray magazine.