Pork belly is one of the most loved meat cuts in the world. There are different styles of pork belly recipes in the American, Korean, Chinese, and French cuisines. But, Sticky pork belly originally comes from Asia. Let us take a look at some of the best sticky pork belly recipes.
Chinese Sticky Pork Belly
This dish is a perfect mix of sweetness, Sourness, and salt. Besides, It involves the slow cooking process, which makes the meat very tender. Let us take a look at the ingredients needed to make this dish
- Lean Pork belly
- Freshly grated ginger
- Green onions
- Crushed garlic cloves
- Vegetable oil
- Brown sugar
- Dark soy sauce
- Chinese rice wine
Method To Make Chinese Sticky Pork Belly
Cut the pork belly meat into around 1-inch solid pieces. Heat 1 liter of water to the point of boiling in a pot, at that point include the pork, ginger, onion, and Garlic, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Take the pork out and place on a paper towel. Dispose of the rest of the water and vegetables. Put the pork to the skillet with olive oil and cook until caramelized. Include the brown sugar and mix until it gets dissolved, caramelized, and covered the pork equally.
Also, add the soy sauce and rice wine to the skillet. Include 250 milliliters of water. Mix, spread, and stew for around 45 minutes. Ensure the blend is at a low stew, not bubbling. The sauce should cover the pork in a thick coat. In case that it is excessively runny, keep on mixing, until the fluid has decreased. Serve over a bowl of rice and sprinkle with cut green onions.
Korean Sticky Pork Belly
The Korean style pork belly is quite amazing. It has quite a different set of flavors than the Chinese version. Besides, it has a very distinct taste.
- Thinly sliced pork
- Korean red chili paste
- Rice Vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Grated Garlic and ginger
- sliced cucumber
Method to make Korean Sticky Pork Belly
To begin with, cut the pork belly into thin cuts. Once you have the cut pieces, marinate the pork with a half teaspoon of minced Garlic, ginger; one tablespoon of Korean chili paste, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and toasted sesame seeds. Also, Leave the marinated meat in the refrigerator for at least an hour to two for better marination.
Put the marinated pork uniformly onto a non-stick skillet and sautéed them for around 5 minutes each side until they have been cooked. Pour the marinade juices on top and let it simmer. Also, add a little bit of brown sugar mixed with rice vinegar. It will caramelize the honey and will give you the sticky consistency you are looking. Besides, it will provide a beautiful gloss to your meat. In case you like a dash of green, top with a bunch of cilantro and sliced green onions and this delicious and straightforward Korean-style seared pork belly is ready.