Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
The real trick with this one is the marinading time. You must leave it overnight, 24 hours at least, as this is what makes the dish so tasty. That and the fact it utilises a very tasty, but otherwise overlooked cut of pork, the pork belly. Pork belly is widely used in many Asian, specifically Chinese, dishes.
- 1 kg pork belly, pieces skin-removed (ask your butcher to do this as it is quite tough and requires a very sharp knife)
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon szechwan pepper (dry fried and ground in a pestle and mortar)
- steamed rice
- 2 spring onions (sliced finely)
- lemon wedge
- Combine in a large mixing bowl the oil, soy, mustard and pepper and whisk vigorously. Add the pork and allow to marinade for at least 24 hours (trust me, it's worth it), turning occasionally, ensuring that the marinade has not settled.
- After the 24 hours has passed you may then begin to cook. To do this you can either cook the pork in the oven or on the BBQ, but I prefer using a fry-pan to seal in the juices and then place them in the oven (pre-heated 180 degrees Celsius) for about 1 hour. This will render the pork melt in the mouth.
- To serve, simply slice the pork into bite sized pieces and place on top of a bed of rice, garnish with the spring onion and a squeeze of lemon juice.
I've made this 3 times and it came out perfect every time. I can't get enough. The only thing I did differently was I used freshly ground black pepper. I keep forgetting to buy the szechwan pepper when I go to the Asian market. YUMMY!!
This really worked for me. I used vegetable oil and fresh ground pepper since i didn't have canola oil. I placed the belly on a baking sheet and drizzled it with some of the marinated sauce.