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Pork Belly Slices

pork belly slices
pork belly slices (slightly chewing version)
pork belly slices
pork belly slices
pork belly slices
pork belly slices
pork belly slices
pork belly slices

Pork belly is my favorite cut of pork. When it is cooked properly, it is succulent and flavourful. But most of the recipes require long hours of cooking. Slow cooking is not cost-effective for many families with soaring energy prices. This is the fastest and simplest recipe I‘ve come up with for pork belly.

The pork belly is cut into slices to reduce the cooking time. The flavor can then be cooked through the meat without marinating. They also can be easily used as sandwiches or burger fillings. The ingredients are the simplest they can be. The combination is seriously delicious with just soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, and ginger.

How do you cook these pork belly slices?

The pork belly slices are first pan-fried to render some fat then cook in the sauce for about 30 minutes. The final step is to reduce the sauce until sizzling which concentrates the flavor and gives them a richer taste.

Simple ingredients and faster cooking mean that you can prepare this dish on a weekday if the craving hits.

Ingredients for pork belly slices

pork belly slices ingredients
pork belly slices ingredients
  • Pork belly: I used frozen pork belly imported from Europe, which has a similar sweet taste as I had in China.
  • Soy Sauce: The quality of the soy sauce is important for this recipe. I use Leekumkee soy sauce.

Recipe Notes:

pork belly slices

  • Cooking time: The simmering time can vary depending on your liking, from slightly chewing (20 minutes) to tender(40 minutes).
  • Adding more flavors: This is the simplest version, but you can add oyster sauce, chili powder, or garlic.
  • Serving: It goes great with rice but mixing in the pasta at the end is delicious too.

    pork belly slices
    Enjoy this delicious pork belly slices

FAQs:

Why are my braised pork belly slices tough?

The pork belly may be tough if the slices were cut too thick, resulting in insufficient cooking time to tenderize the meat. Alternatively, the pork may have been overcooked, causing it to become tough.

Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker or Instant Pot?

Yes, you can make this recipe in a slow cooker or Instant Pot in step two. And then transfer the ingredients to a saucepan to reduce the sauce.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze the leftovers for future meals. To reheat the pork, you can use a steaming method or the microwave.

More pork recipes to try:

Sweet and sour pork

Pork chop noodles

pork belly slices
Enjoy this delicious pork belly slices!

Enjoy these braised pork belly slices! Stay tuned for more delicious recipe ideas from my kitchen. 🙂

pork belly slices

Pork Belly Slices

Succulent and flavourful pork belly slices. Simple ingredients and faster cooking. You can prepare and enjoy this dish on a weekday.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lei
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork belly (sliced to 0.5 cm thick)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3-4 slices ginger
  • 1.5 cup water (add some more if it evaporates too much during the cooking)

Instructions

  • Pan frying: Add the oil and pork belly slices to the saucepan over medium heat, and pan fry until pork belly slices are slightly golden.
  • Simmering: Add soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, ginger and water, put the lid on and simmer for 20 minutes to 40 minutes (depending on how tender you want the meat to be) over low to medium heat. (Add some water if it evaporates too fast)
  • Caramelising — turn to high heat, take the lid off and let the liquid evaporate and thicken. Turn and mix the pork to make sure the meat is covered evenly.

Recipe Notes:

  • Cooking time: The simmering time can vary depending on your liking, from slightly chewing (20 minutes) to tender(40 minutes).
  • Adding more flavors: This is the simplest version, but you can add oyster sauce, chili powder, or garlic.
  • Serving: It goes great with rice but mixing in the pasta at the end is delicious too.  

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 1379kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 25gFat: 140gSaturated Fat: 49gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 66gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 844mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Taste really good

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