Asian Spice Pork Belly

Ok, I’m truly obsessed with pork belly. After just telling someone that I needed a break from pork belly, I ended up making it the very next day! I was out shopping for scallops at my local asian supermarket and a recipe started forming in my head for asian spice pork belly. I tend to give in to my thoughts & desires so I did buy the scallops which I made with mushroom risotto but I also bought a small piece of pork belly to just try out what I had in my head.

What I ended up making was very different from my other recipe which I have on my blog – different and also good!

Here goes:

– 1 lb pork belly
– 1 chopped onion
– 2-3 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon ginger
– 3 cloves chopped garlic
– Salt to taste
– 2 tsp white pepper
– 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
– Water (enough to cover the pork belly)
– 2 star anise
– 2 tablespoons honey
– Vegetable oil

In a pot add the oil and saute the onions until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for about a minute. All all the remainder of the ingredients except the water. You may need to cut teh pork belly into 2 or 3 pieces to fit into your pot. Add enough water to just about cover teh pork belly. Raise the ehat and bring to a boil. Put the lid on and lower heat to low. Let it simmer for about 2 hours until pork belly is tender. That’s it, nothing more to it.

Take the pork belly out and serve. You can reduce the liquid down if you like, basically turning it into a glaze, though teh pork belly should be moist and flavorful enough.

This should be enough for 4 people as an appetizer, you don’t want alot of pork belly – unless you are obsessed! Enjoy!

One Response to “Asian Spice Pork Belly”

  1. Simple to put together, cooked in 1 hour. Meat dropped off bone. Tasted delicious, and although I put a few drops of seseme oil in the mix I also added too much water which still produced first class sauce. Many thanks for providing such a pleasant dish.

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