Dong Po Pork Belly

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wipe the belly pork clean, and trim off and discard any ribs.
  • Rub all over with the salt and set aside for two hours, then wipe any liquid off.
  • Place the pork in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil, skimming. Simmer for three minutes, then drain and rinse well.
  • Place the pork, rind-side up, in an ovenproof casserole dish.
  • Mix the rice wine, soy sauce, water and sugar together and coat the pork in this mixture.
  • Add the ginger and spring onion, and bring slowly to a boil.
  • Cover tightly, reduce the heat and simmer very gently for two hours.
  • You will have the best results if your seal the lid tight by crimping silver foil around the rim, and use a heat diffuser.
  • When the two hours are up, cool and refrigerate overnight.
  • Next day, scrape off any fat on the surface.
  • Place the pork skinside down in a heatproof bowl that will fit inside a steamer and strain the sauce over the top.
  • Cover with foil, place in the steamer over simmering water, and steam for two to three hours, checking the water occasionally so it doesn’t boil dry.
  • The pork will be very soft, so turn it over very carefully to serve skinside up.
  • Strain the sauce into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Mix the cornflour and water, and add to the sauce, stirring briskly.
  • Pour the sauce over the pork and serve with plenty of rice on the side.
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