Sunday, April 17, 2011
This meal is one of my favourites. And who doesn't like pork belly???? Even my son who is near phobic about animal fat happily eats this without disecting the hell out of it. Because of the slow cooking process the fat almost blends into the meat making this a delicious melt in the mouth dish.
The recipe comes from this book on slow cooking which I use a lot-
It comes from that trusted pair Simon and Alison Holst and I really recommend it as a bible if you use your slow cooker alot. They have put out two books on slow cooking and I have them both and over winter they get a great deal of use.
I serve this with stir fried veges and some rice with fresh chopped coriander stirred through.
Chinese Simmered Pork Belly
For 4-6 Servings
750g fresh belly pork
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp sherry (I use mirin)
1/4 c water
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp grated ginger root
(I also added 2 tbsp brown sugar, just because I think it works better)
Turn slow cooker on to high. Score rind of pork about 5mm apart. Place meat, skin side up on a folded piece of foil and put into slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients, then turn pork several times to ensure it is coated with the flavourings. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours, turning meat over once or twice during cooking. To serve, lift meat out and place skin side up on a board and cut into slices. Pour spoonfuls of cooking liquid over each serving.