Braised pork belly recipe

This braised chinese dish takes longer time to cook, but it’s worth your time as it is very delicious.

Pork belly    400 gram
Sweet pea   100 gram
Star anise    2
Ginger         2 slices

Dark soy sauce    2/3 cup
Wine                    1/4 cup
Rock sugar           3 tablespoon

1. Blanch pork belly in boiling water for 1 minute.

2. Rinse the pork belly, place in a pot of water with star anise, ginger, wine and 3 cups of water. Cook for 1 minute, remove and set aside the cooking liquid.

3. Place pork belly on a steaming plate. Add seasonings and the cooking liquid. Cover with aluminium foil. Bring water in the steamer to a boil. Steam pork belly over high heat for 3 hours until the pork turn soft.

4. Blanch sweet peas in  boiling water. Place on a plate with pork belly.

5. Pour cooking liquid into a pot, boil over high heat. Stir as you cook until the liquid becomes thick.

6. Pour over the pork belly slices to serve.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time       : 3 hours

Blanch the pork belly before cooking prevent the blood water from affecting the flavour of this chinese dish.

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