Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork BellyMmmmm juicy, delicious meat and crispy crackling!

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If you’re like me who loves pork belly but picky about how it’s done, then you’ll be pleased to learn about this Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly recipe. I really love having pork belly and guests enjoy it as well, but it’s…

If you’re like me who loves pork belly but picky about how it’s done, then you’ll be pleased to learn about this Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly recipe.

I really love having pork belly and guests enjoy it as well, but it’s something that I’ll lose interest in when not cooked like how I like it.. Yeah, I’m pretty fussy about it.

If I’m going to eat pork belly it must be tender, has a crispy crackling and must have tangy thick sauce. Serve me pork belly with crackling that’s not crispy enough and I’ll be in a foul mood. It’s like someone made me eat veggies I don’t like.

Yes, that’s the feeling I get!

However, I can confidently say that this Sticky and Crispy Asian Pork Belly recipe totally ticked ALL 3 boxes! And it’s all the more appealing to make as it’s super super easy!

serves
4
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
14
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
3.7 based on 162 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 1 Pork Belly (1 Kilo)
  • 3 Cups Of Boiling Water
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Salt

Sticky Sauce

  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Ginger (50 Grams) minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 tsp Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Honey


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place pork belly skin side up in large baking dish. Boil a full kettle of water and pour over pork belly covering the top of the skin with 3cm of water.
  2. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water. Place baking dish in oven and poach/bake for one hour.
  3. While pork is baking, place all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.
  4. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring well. Reduce to a simmer and allow to simmer while pork cooks, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove baking dish from oven and carefully drain water. Remove pork belly and pat skin dry 3 to 4 times with paper towel until paper towel is dry when touching skin.
  6. Score skin with a knife if this has not already been done by your butcher, ensuring you don't cut the skin all the way through to the meat.
  7. Pour sticky sauce over the base of baking dish. Rub sesame oil over skin, place pork belly onto sticky sauce in baking tray skin side up.
  8. Make sure you do not get any sauce on the skin or it will not be crispy when cooked. Season the pork skin with garlic salt.
  9. Place back in oven (still at 180 degrees) for another 50 minutes. After 50 minutes increase heat to 200 degrees...DO NOT walk away now as you will need to watch the crackling to make sure it doesn't burn.
  10. The crackling will now have that final blast of heat and start to bubble up, yet still golden brown. This will take 5-10 minutes.
  11. Remove baking dish from oven. Using tongs, place pork belly on chopping board and slice. Pour remaining sauce in jug and serve.
  12. Serve with fresh greens and baked potatoes.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Sticky & Crispy Asian Pork Belly is best served immediately, though can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
  • If you have a grill inside your oven you can always crisp the crackling by using the grill this way only takes 3-5 minutes, but you must watch it as it burns quickly.

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