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Chinese Barbecued Pork Parfaits Recipe
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Chinese Barbecued Pork Parfaits Recipe

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Layered in small glasses, these Asian-style parfaits are sure to wow guests. The tender pork, rice and flavorful sauce may tempt you to try larger portions as an entree!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup black bean sauce
  • 9 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups hot cooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 cup sauce for thickening; set aside remaining sauce for basting.
  2. Cut the roast in quarters and place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; pour 1 in. of water into bottom of pan. Spoon half of the remaining sauce mixture over roast. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours, basting occasionally with remaining sauce.
  3. Increase heat to 400° bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer, basting occasionally. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred pork with two forks.
  4. Place reserved sauce mixture in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened; stir in shredded pork.
  5. In each of twenty-four 3-oz. glasses or mini dessert bowls, layer rice and shredded pork; sprinkle with cashews and green onions. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chinese Barbecued Pork Parfaits in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p18

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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