Chinese Red-Cooked Pork Belly, Braised

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a wok or dutch oven until shimmering.
  • Add sugar to oil. Mix constantly until it melts (~370F).
  • Add pork belly and sear until golden brown. Stir constantly and scrape bits of sugar that have stuck to the pot. The sugar will burn quickly so pay attention.
  • Add soy sauce, dark soy sauce, rice wine, and water. Add ginger and star anise. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer.
  • After an 45 minutes to an hour, remove meat to serving bowl. Boil sauce until desired consistency and skim off scum and fat. Pour over meat.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve.
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