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Honey Soy Asian Glazed Pork Belly

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Get ready for a mouthwatering experience with our Honey Soy Asian Glazed Pork Belly recipe. We’ll show you how to turn pork belly into a perfect blend of sweet and savory. The soy sauce and sticky sweet glaze make it irresistibly delicious.

Honey Soy Asian Glazed Pork Belly Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Sweet and Savory: The honey-soy glaze perfectly balances the rich flavors of the pork belly.
  • Effortless Cooking: With just three steps, this honey glazed Pork Belly dish is surprisingly easy to prepare.
  • Restaurant Quality: Create a gourmet, restaurant-worthy dish right in your own kitchen.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Belly Slab with Skin Attached: Is flavorful with tender meat and fat layers that become succulent when cooked, and crispy skin.
  • Chinese 5 Spice Powder: This spice blend combines sweet, savory, bitter, and sour flavors, characteristic of Asian cuisine.
  • Soy Sauce: Lends a deep, savory, umami flavor to the dish, balancing the sweetness of the honey.
  • Sugar-Free Honey: Adds a sweet, floral note to the dish, complementing the salty soy sauce and aromatic Chinese 5 spice powder.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: Its tangy flavor balances the richness of the pork belly, offering a refreshing contrast that keeps the dish light.
  • Ground White Pepper: White pepper, milder than black pepper, subtly enhances flavors without overpowering them.
Prepare the Pork belly

How to Make Honey Soy Asian Glazed Pork Belly?

Step One: Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Step Two: Prepare Pork Belly

Score the fat of the pork belly with a knife, and place it fat side up in a casserole dish.

Step Three: Season Pork Belly

Rub the Chinese 5 spice powder evenly on both sides of the pork belly.

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Step Four: Combine Ingredients

In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and white pepper.

Step Five: Add Mixture To Pork Belly

Pour the mixture over the pork belly, and cover it with aluminum foil.

Step Six: Bake Covered

Bake for 2 ½ hours because slow cooked pork belly becomes super tender!

Step Seven: Uncover And Baste

Uncover, baste with the liquid, and cook for another 30 minutes to an hour until crispy.

Step Eight: Add Broth If Needed

You can add some beef or chicken broth to the bottom of the casserole dish if the liquid starts to disappear.

Step Nine: Final Basting

During the final stages of cooking pork belly, remember to baste it regularly.

Pork Belly on Casserole

Cooking Tips

  • Glaze: For a deeper flavor, marinate the pork belly in the soy and honey sticky glaze overnight to allow the meat to absorb all the savory and sweet nuances.
  • Reduce Salt: Choose low-sodium soy sauce to control saltiness, letting you adjust seasoning without overshadowing other ingredients.
  • Dark Soy: For a rich, caramelized flavor in honey soy glazed pork belly, opt for dark soy sauce over light soy sauce. Both soy sauces add depth, but dark soy sauce enhances the dish’s color and sweetness.

Optional

  • Sliced Green Onions: Present your honey-glazed pork belly topped with sliced green onions for a delightful finishing touch.
  • Chinese Cooking Wine: Is optional in honey soy glazed pork belly recipes to enhance flavor but can be omitted based on preference or availability.

Substitutions

  • Brown Sugar: Replace honey with equal parts of brown sugar to achieve a similar depth of sweetness and caramelization in your Asian Honey Glazed Pork Belly recipe. This substitution adds a rich molasses flavor, enhancing the dish’s overall taste profile.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Transfer the pork belly to an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate within 2 hours of cooking. Consume within 3-4 days for optimal freshness.
  • Freezing: For longer storage, freeze the pork belly. Wrap it securely in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Label with the freezing date and store for up to 2-3 months.
  • Thawing: If frozen, thaw the pork belly in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Reheating: Preheat the oven to a low to medium temperature. Place the pork belly on a baking sheet and reheat until thoroughly warmed. This helps maintain the crispy exterior.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

FAQ’S

Can I Use Pork Shoulder Instead?

Yes if you;d like to use pork shoulder instead of pork belly, it will taste just as good with this glaze. You might also want to try adding some fresh ginger or garlic powder to your pork shoulder to get a more intense flavour.

Honey Soy Asian Pork Belly

Honey Soy Asian Glazed Pork Belly

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
  • This Honey Soy Asian Glazed Pork Belly is a yummy, sweet, and salty dish with crispy edges that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ lb. Pork belly slab with skin attached
  • 2 tsp. Chinese 5 Spice powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar free honey
  • 3 Tbsp. Rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. Ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Score the fat of the pork belly with a knife, and place it fat side up in a casserole dish.
  3. Rub the Chinese 5 spice powder evenly on both sides of the pork belly.
  4. In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and white pepper.
  5. Pour the mixture over the pork belly, and cover it with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 2 ½ hours because slow cooked pork belly becomes super tender!
  7. Uncover, baste with the liquid, and cook for another 30 minutes to an hour until crispy.
  8. You can add some beef or chicken broth to the bottom of the casserole dish if the liquid starts to disappear.
  9. During the final stages of cooking pork belly, remember to baste it regularly.

Notes

  • For a deeper flavor, marinate the pork belly in the soy and honey sticky glaze overnight to allow the meat to absorb all the savory and sweet nuances.
  • Choose low-sodium soy sauce to control saltiness, letting you adjust seasoning without overshadowing other ingredients.
  • For a rich, caramelized flavor in honey soy glazed pork belly, opt for dark soy sauce over light soy sauce. Both soy sauces add depth, but dark soy sauce enhances the dish’s color and sweetness.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 464mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 33g

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