Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 5 min / Cook Time: 60 min + 24 hours / Servings: 4

A healthier spin on a popular Cantonese dish – BBQ pork otherwise known as “Char Siu”. This roasted pork dish is lathered in a sweet bbq marinade and then roasted. This BBQ pork and pairs well on a bed of rice and steamed bok choy garnished with green onion. Sure to satisfy the tastebuds and power you up after a big workout!


Calories: 318

Protein: 48g

Carbohydrate: 11g

Fat: 9g


  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup apricot jelly
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt


Step 1: Prepare the marinade by combining the apricot jelly, tamari, tomato paste, almond butter, honey, fish sauce, Chinese five spice powder and ground ginger in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk the marinade until it turns into a smooth sauce

Step 2: Transfer sauce into a bowl to let it cool

Step 3: Prepare the pork by drying it off with a paper towel then rubbing salt all over the pork. Place in a sealable container or ziplock bag and pour 2/3 of the marinade all over the pork. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight. Cover the remaining marinade in a container and also refrigerate until pork is ready to be roasted.

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the marinated pork in a baking pan and roast for 10 minutes. Flip the pork over and bake for another 10 minutes

Step 5: Remove pork from oven and turn temperature up to 400 degrees and brush half of the marinade on the pork. Fill the baking pan with a shallow layer of water and return to the oven for roasting. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, remove from oven and brush remaining marinade over the pork. Place back in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until the pork begins to char.

Step 6: Once finished roasting, remove the pork from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve on a bed of rice and boy choy sautéed with garlic and fresh ginger. Top with green onion and enjoy fresh!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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