Rating: 4.5 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I wasn't really sure I understood the true essence of unctuousness, but after eating this caramel pork belly I'm pretty sure I get it now. Each bite was pure pleasure. I'm usually a very fast eater, but I tried to eat as slowly as I possibly could. It was just so unctuous.

Recipe Summary

cook:
6 hrs
additional:
10 hrs
total:
16 hrs 30 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

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  • Lay a large sheet of aluminum foil on a flat work surface. Lay 1/2 the green parts of the green onions down in the center of the foil. Place pork belly, fattiest-side down, on top of the green onions and top pork belly with remaining 1/2 the green parts of the green onions; sprinkle with salt. Fold aluminum foil tightly around pork and green onions. Wrap pork belly again in another sheet of aluminum foil. Place wrapped pork, seam-side up, in a loaf pan.

  • Cook pork belly in preheated oven for 5 1/2 hours. Turn off the oven heat and let cool in the oven for 2 hours. Remove from oven and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  • Remove pork from foil and discard green onions. Cut pork into 8 pieces.

  • Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp all over, 2 to 4 minutes per side.

  • Whisk brown sugar, rice vinegar, fish sauce, ginger juice, and soy sauce together in a bowl.

  • Remove most of the fat from the skillet and discard. Add 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar glaze and increase heat to medium-high. Cook until pork is glazed on all sides and pieces are caramelized, about 10 minutes. Make a well in the center of the skillet and add chopped white parts of the green onion, garlic, and peppers. Saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Pour water and remaining brown sugar glaze into skillet; simmer until sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 39.3g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 51.2mg; sodium 2272.6mg. Full Nutrition
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