Here is a traditional Chinese flavor principle exemplified in a traditional dish. This roast may be served as an appetizer, as a main course, or mixed with other foods and stir-fried in the Chinese manner. Serves three or four.
3 T. soy sauce
3 T. dry sherry
2 T. hoisin sauce
2 T. honey
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 t. finely minced ginger root
1 to 1-1/2 lbs. boneless lean pork loin, excess fat removed
Step 1. Combine soy sauce, sherry, hoisin sauce, honey, garlic and ginger, mix thoroughly and pour over pork. Marinate pork, refrigerated, for 2 hours, turning pork frequently inn marinade.
Step 2. Roast pork on a rack over a pan of hot water in a preheated 350 degree oven 50 minutes. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into thin slices and serve with duck sauce, if desired.