Melt in your Mouth Caramelized Pork Belly
Sweet and spicy, this pork belly is one of the best comfort foods ever.
- 500 grams pork belly
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- 250 ml beef stock
- 1 dry chili
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp orange juice
- 1 cup of chopped parsley
- 2 eggs
- Cutting board
- Sauce pan
I don't know many people who would say 'no' to comfort food from time to time. Hell, I don't think I know any person like that. And I bet my money that even a healthy driven junkie would not be able to resist this amazing dish.
It is juicy and crispy, spicy, and sweet. Need I say more? I don't think so. Better let's see how you can easily prepare this heavenly recipe in your kitchen in a very easy way.
- You will need a chunk of beautiful pork belly with no skin, which you will have to cut into 2-3 cm pieces.
- Take a pot and add the coconut butter, sugar, and orange juice. When the caramel starts to form, add the chili in.
- Gently stir on medium heat for 3-4 minutes to give the chili time to leave its spiciness in the caramel.
- The next step is to add the pieces of cut meat to the pot.
- Stir gently and let them brown a little on all sides.
- Cut the onion and grate the garlic. Put them with the rest of the ingredients in the pot, and don't forget to stir some more.
- Add the chicken stock and the fish sauce.
- Reduce the heat to low and let everything boil for an hour and a half.
- Boil the eggs. You will want them to be hard, so make sure you leave them to boil for 8-10 minutes.
- You will notice that you are almost there when the liquid is evaporated and the pork is starting to caramelize.
- Peel the eggs and add them to the pot along with the pork to caramelize as well. Stir everything carefully because you don't want to break either the meat or the eggs.
- Cut the green parsley and have it ready to top the dish with it.
- And that's it. Time for some eating.
This is a traditional Vietnamese dish that is normally made by braising pork and eggs in coconut juice. The recipe is a very old one that used to serve as an offering for deceased family members.
Now, this dish is not the traditional one, but I hope that you will like it. If you do make it, don't forget to share it on Instagram and tag me along.
* The best way to serve the caramelized pork belly is with a bowl of fluffy white rice.
** The recipe says 2 eggs, and the picture shows 3. Well, someone in the family is a boiled eggs fanatic and never settles for just one. Add as many or as few eggs you like.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 785
- Total Fat 61 g
- Cholesterol 186 mg
- Sodium 1779 mg
- Potassium 1592 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 43 g
- Sugars 31 g
- Protein 75 g