Roasted red pork is tender and has a nice sweet flavor. It is great served with rice and vegetables for a nice meal or eaten on its own as a snack.
1 pound of pork tenderloin
1 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. five spice powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
A few drops of red food coloring (optional)
Prepare the pork by removing any skin or fat.
Cut the pork lengthwise, then cut each half into 5" pieces.
Mix together the remaining ingredients, with exception of the water in a mixing bowl. The red food coloring is only necessary if you would like the pork to have a red hue.
Dip each pork strip into the mixture, turning to coat evenly.
Lay the pork strips in a single layer in flat dish.
Pour the remaining liquid mixture on top of the pork strips.
Cover and refrigerate the pork for at least two hours to overnight. Turn the pork occasionally to even out the marinating process.
Roast the pork in a 400 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Turn the pork, then roast for another 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.