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15-Minute Cooking Time Microwave Roast Pork

15-Minute Cooking Time Microwave Roast Pork

Marinate in a plastic bag for 2 days, then just microwave in this super-easy recipe. A simple and foolproof roast pork!

Ingredients: makes 15-20 cuts

Pork (block)
about 500 g
Ginger
1 knob
Garlic
1 clove
Japanese leek
1
●Sugar
2 tablespoons
●Sake
2 tablespoons
●Soy sauce
6-7 tablespoons
●Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Add the thinly-sliced ginger and garlic, roughly-chopped up leek, and the ● marinade ingredients to a zip-top bag. Add the pork block and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 days. (If you massage the bag from the top every time you open the fridge, that'll better help the meat soak in the flavor.)
2. Add the marinated meat and the marinade to a deep container, and cover with wrap, making sure that it doesn't directly touch the meat (it's best if you have a microwaveable lid). Microwave for 8 minutes. Then turn it over and microwave for 7 minutes and it's complete. You can put the marinade in a small dish and use as a dipping sauce.
3. This is the container I used in Step 2. It has a diameter of 20 cm. Also pictured is the microwaveable lid. I bought it online in a pack with 4 sizes. I love using these when heating up food. They're highly reusable, and since they have a ventilation hole it lets the steam out, keeping the food from being too watery. It's a big help.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to try making this simply, without using a pot.
Could it develop a deep marinated flavor, like with chicken kara-age?
Microwaving it seemed like a good way to quickly heat it to the center.
These are the ideas that lead to me trying this.
At first the flavor was too weak, or I marinated too much which made it salty.
This is what I came up with through trial and error.