Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pork Belly

Mention Pork Belly and my taste buds stand at attention.

Know the flavor of this marinate is what made all of the recipes I used it in worth mentioning.

This marinate can be changed up. I’ve also used juices in this mix to add a fruity flavor.

Bon Appetit!

1lb pork belly chunk
soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
1/2 cup sake
1 clove garlic

In a heavy pot or dutch oven, sear the pork belly on all sides

Add the sake, mirin, 1 clove of garlic and enough water to barely submerge the pork belly.

Add Soy sauce to taste, remember as the braising liquid reduces, it becomes saltier.

Braise the pork belly for 2 hours or until tender.

Remove the pork belly and let it cool.

Remove the pork belly and slice it while it is still cold.

Place the sliced pork belly back in a pan and fry on very low heat until ready to serve.

Season with a little fresh pepper.