poached pork belly

POACHED PORK BELLY WITH SPICY GARLIC SAUCE (4 servings)

Author: Marvellina
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of pork belly leave it whole

Sauce:

  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced or use garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon spicy bean paste/ dou ban jiang
  • 2 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce more to taste
  • 1 tsp of Chinese black vinegar

Garnishes:

  • Small bunch of fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks of green onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in the pork belly and let it simmer for the next 40 to 45 minutes. Save the liquid for stock if you like
  • While the pork is boiling, prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Add more soy sauce if needed
  • Once the pork belly is cooked. Place on the chopping board and slice as thinly as you can without breaking it apart. Arrange on a platter. Pour the sauce and add on the garnishes. You can toss the sauce, garnishes with the pork belly for better taste. Serve immediately