Pork Roast with Plum Sauce: Page 161, A Taste of Aloha

I bought a pork roast knowing I had seen a lot of tasty pork recipes in our cookbooks, and I decided to try the Pork Roast with Plum Sauce on page 161 of A Taste of Aloha, in the Meats section.  What a winner!  The sauce was not just plummy from the hoisin sauce, it was a full-blown Asian barbecue sauce scented with sesame and ginger.  So delicious!

It doesn’t get much easier than a roast, and this recipe is no exception.  Sear the meat and roast.  Mix the sauce and add.  Gotta love it!  My two-year-old especially liked the sauce (and put it on everything).  I have to admit, so did I – it tasted great with green veggies like broccoli and green beans.

I have to say, the sauces in these cookbooks have definitely been a highlight for me!  They add that wow! factor to every dish.  I recommend you try this Plum Sauce today!

Saucy goodness!

Pork Roast with Plum Sauce

ROAST Ingredients:

  • 3 – 3 1/2-pound boneless pork roast
  • salt

PLUM SAUCE Ingredients:

  • 2 cups catsup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar

Salt the pork roast and brown in a Dutch oven.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour.  Pour off fat. Combine sauce ingredients.  Add half of the Plum Sauce to pork and continue cooking for 1 1/2 hours.  Turn roast periodically.  Heat and serve the remaining sauce with the pork.

Serves 6 – 8.

Buy the cookbook at www.juniorleagueofhonolulu.org (click the eStore tab).  All proceeds go to support our charitable work in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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