Char Siu Turkey Hindquarter Recipe with Green Salad and Rice

Once again we took advantage of the very cheap turkey hindquarters that are currently overflowing from the freezers at our local supermarket. They are now flogging them off for AU$6.27 for a 2kg hindquarter. Today we cooked it up Chinese-style. It was so simple that it’s not really a recipe, more just a concept. However, it does taste great and you’ll have leftovers for future lunches.

I simply put the turkey in a roasting pan, added 3 tablespoons of char siu sauce (bought in a jar from the shops), 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of Chinese rice wine, and a pinch of Chinese five spice. I rubbed it all in well, working some of the marinade under the skin, and until everything was well incorporated. I then put it in an oven at 200C for 15 minutes, before adding 2 cups of water to the roasting pan and returning it to the oven (now at 160C) for about 2 hours, basting with the juices occasionally.

When it was ready I de-fatted the pan juices, pulled some of the meat off the hindquarter, and served it up with rice and a light salad. A couple of tablespoons of the pan juices were then drizzled over the turkey and rice before serving.

You could also apply this methodology to a whole chicken, a joint of pork, or a nice piece of beef. It’s a really good way to make a tasty, cheap meal with a lot of flavour. Tastes just like the foodhall but cheaper and fresher!

Bon Appétit!


2 thoughts on “Char Siu Turkey Hindquarter Recipe with Green Salad and Rice

  1. Mmm, it was! People are talking about the turkey they’ll prepare for Christmas day – I think we’ve had a turkey MONTH in our house!! I’m more looking forward to the duck we’ll be preparing for Christmas lunch 🙂 Stay tuned for pictures and recipes 😀 and Merry Christmas everyone!!

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