Red Braised Pork Belly
Author: Perry Cooper
Average Rating: 4.9
Published: 2018-01-01
Red Braised Pork Belly
Ingredients
2 pounds pork belly (cut into 3/4-inch pieces)
6 slices ginger (divided)
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp sugar
3 springs scallion (diced, white and green parts separated)
1/2 cup Shaoxing wine
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
4 bay leaves
1-2 dried chili peppers (optional)
4 cups water
Steps
1.
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Blanch the pork belly with 3 slices of ginger. Bring to boil, simmer for 1 minute.
2.
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Add oil and rock sugar. Melt the sugar, add the pork belly with 3 slices of ginger, and white part of scallion. Turn up heat to medium. Stir and coat the pork belly with melted sugar.
3.
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Add Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaves, dried chilli peppers, and water. Stir until everything is submerged. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat for 1 hour. Check periodically to make sure sauce doesn't dry up.
4.
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Once the pork is to your liking in terms of tenderness, turn up the heat to cook off any excess sauce, stirring constantly. The sauce will reduce to a glistening coating on the pork belly. Last, add in the remaining sugar and the green parts of the scallions. Stir quickly and serve.
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