Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly

Summary

Servings
4

Time Needed

10 mins Prep

120 mins Cook

Ingredients
14

Difficulty
Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.8

based on 177 ratings.

Ingredients

  • 1
    Pork Belly (1 Kilo)
  • 3
    Cups Of Boiling Water
  • 2 tsp
    Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp
    Garlic Salt
  • Sticky Sauce
  • 1 cup
    Chicken Stock
  • 1
    Ginger (50 Grams)
    minced
  • 4
    Garlic Cloves
    minced
  • 1/3
    Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp
    Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp
    Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1/3 cup
    Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 tsp
    Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp
    Honey

Nutrition Information

Qty per
273g serve
Qty per
100g
Energy 370cal 135cal
Protein 12.8g 4.7g
Fat (total) 22g 8g
 – saturated 7g 2.6g
Carbohydrate 31g 11g
 – sugars 6.7g 2.4g
Dietary Fibre 1.92g 0.7g
Sodium 874mg 320mg

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

If you’re like me who loves pork but is picky about how it’s done, then you’ll be pleased to learn about this Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly recipe.

I really love having pork belly and guests enjoy it as well, but it’s something that I’ll lose interest in when not cooked like how I like it. Yeah, I’m pretty fussy about it.

If I’m going to eat this luscious slab, it must be tender, has a crispy crackling and must have a tangy thick sauce. Serve me pork belly with crackling that’s not crispy enough and I’ll be in a foul mood. It’s like someone made me eat veggies I don’t like.

Yes, that’s the feeling I get!

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However, I can confidently say that this Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly recipe totally ticked ALL 3 boxes! And it’s all the more appealing to make as it’s super super easy!

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place pork belly skin side up in large baking dish. Boil a full kettle of water and pour over pork belly covering the top of the skin with 3cm of water.

  2. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water. Place baking dish in oven and poach/bake for one hour.

  3. While pork is baking, place all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.

  4. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring well. Reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer while pork cooks, stirring occasionally.

  5. Remove baking dish from oven and carefully drain water. Remove pork belly and pat skin dry 3 to 4 times with paper towel until paper towel is dry when touching skin.

  6. Score skin with a knife if this has not already been done by your butcher, ensuring you don’t cut the skin all the way through to the meat.

  7. Pour sticky sauce over the base of baking dish. Rub sesame oil over skin, place pork belly onto sticky sauce in baking tray skin side up.

  8. Make sure you do not get any sauce on the skin or it will not be crispy when cooked. Season the pork skin with garlic salt.

  9. Place back in oven (still at 180 degrees) for another 50 minutes. After 50 minutes increase heat to 200 degrees…DO NOT walk away now as you will need to watch the crackling to make sure it doesn’t burn.

  10. The crackling will now have that final blast of heat and start to bubble up, yet still golden brown. This will take 5-10 minutes.

  11. Remove baking dish from oven. Using tongs, place pork belly on chopping board and slice. Pour remaining sauce in jug and serve.

  12. Serve with fresh greens and baked potatoes.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Sticky & Crispy Asian Pork Belly is best served immediately, though can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
  • If you have a grill inside your oven you can always crisp the crackling by using the grill this way only takes 3-5 minutes, but you must watch it as it burns quickly.

Pork belly is one of my favourite things to eat. I love the rich, fatty flavour and the crispiness of the skin. However, I’ve had my share of disappointments when it comes to this dish. Too often, the skin is either rubbery or not crispy enough. The meat is often overcooked and dry.

And the sauce is often too sweet or not sticky enough. That’s why I was excited to try this Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly recipe. This dish did not disappoint. The skin was crispy and the meat was cooked perfectly. The sauce was sticky and not too sweet. Overall, this was an excellent dish and I will definitely be making it again soon.

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