Garlic (6 cloves)
Fresh Ginger (2 Tbsp)
Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
Honey (1/2 cup)
Hoisin Sauce (1/4 cup)
Soy Sauce (1/4 cup)
Rice Vinegar (1/4 cup)
Sesame Oil (1 tsp)
Chinese Five Spice Powder (1 Tbsp)
Ground White Pepper (1/2 tsp)
Red Food Coloring (1 tsp)
and stir to dissolve sugar and spices. Reserve 1/2 cup of marinade for glaze.
Center-Cut Pork Chops (8)
in a large resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over the chops. Close the top of the bag and move the pork chops around so everything is covered with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
Preheat Drum style smoker or other bbq grill/smoker for indirect cooking at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
Remove pork chops from marinade and place on the cooking grate. Cook chops indirect for 15 minutes and flip.
Combine the reserved 1/2 cup of marinade with
Honey (1/4 cup)
and brush over chops. Flip the chops every 5-10 minutes and continue to brush with marinade. The Char Siu chops are done when the outside is charred and the internal temperature reaches 150-155 degrees F (65-68 degrees C).
Serve the chops over steamed rice along with your grilled or stir-fried vegetables and you have a delicious quick and easy meal.