Braised Pork Belly

A family favorite. It’s rich, flavorful, and tender. It’s one dish we can’t get enough of. The pork belly are cut into big chunks and braised, with its fat simmered to gelatinous layers in between meat all stained with soy sauced based broth. The pork belly will turn into a delicious red due to the sugar caramelizing.

Ingredients:

1 pound of pork belly

1 tablespoons of cooking oil

2 whole scallions

4 garlic cloves

1/2 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of rice wine

2 cups of water

1/2 cup light soy sauce

1/2 cup of dark soy sauce

1 star anise clove

Directions:

IMG_1540Cut the pork belly into sizable pieces about 1-2 inches long

IMG_1544Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir fry all sides of the pork belly for about 2 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.

,IMG_1551To the same pan, add the scallions, ginger, and garlic. Stir until fragrant about 30 seconds.

IMG_1554Add the pork pieces back to the pan.

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Add rice wine, sugar, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, water, star anise and bring it to a boil stirring to incorporate the sugar.

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Reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook until the pork is very tender and red stained about 2 hours.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. I will happy to answer them.

Braised Pork Belly

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich, Flavorful, Tender

A family favorite. It’s rich, flavorful, and tender. It’s one dish we can’t get enough of. The pork belly are cut into big chunks and braised, with its fat simmered to gelatinous layers in between meat all stained with soy sauced based broth. The pork belly will turn into a delicious red due to the sugar caramelizing.


Credit: cookboldfood.com

Ingredients

1 pound of pork belly
1 tablespoons of cooking oil
2 whole scallions
4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of rice wine
2 cups of water
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup of dark soy sauce
1 star anise clove

Directions

1. Cut the pork belly into sizable pieces about 1-2 inches long
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir fry all sides of the pork belly for about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
3. To the same pan, add the scallions, ginger, and garlic. Stir until fragrant about 30 seconds.
4. Add the pork pieces back to the pan.
5. Add rice wine, sugar, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, water, star anise and bring it to a boil stirring to incorporate the sugar.
6. Reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook until the pork is very tender and red stained about 2 hours.

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