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Chef John’s Easy Char Siu Pork Belly

Talk about versatile… this Char Siu pork belly can do it all! The secret is all in the marinade. We bake the pork and reduce the extra marinade to create a tangy-sweet barbecue-style sauce. This sauce can top the meat in any dish, and you won’t be leaving any leftovers. Thinly slice the pork for ramen or rice, or chop it into strips for a taco or sandwich. It’s sure to taste great anywhere!

Chef John’s Easy Char Siu Pork Belly
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PRE TIME: 20 min
COOKING TIME: 4 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 50 min
  • 3/4 cup Agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup Chinese barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Rose wine
  • 1/3 cup Cane sugar
  • tbsp. Ground bean sauce
  • tbsp. Sweet bean sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Red yeast rice powder
  • 3 Stalks Green onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • 1 oz. Ginger, sliced
Step 1
Step 1
[To make the marinated sauce] Take a large bowl and pour the following seasonings into the bowl one by one: nectar, barbecued pork sauce, apple cider vinegar, rose wine, cane sugar, Zhu Hou sauce, ground black soy sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and red rice powder, stir well.
Step 2
Step 2
Put the whole strip of pork belly in a long roasting pan, pour in the prepared sauce, add sliced ​​ginger and green onion, spread the sauce evenly on the whole piece of meat by hand, put it in the refrigerator, and marinate 2 -3 hours.
Step 3
Step 3
Put the marinated pork belly on a baking pan with a rack and put it in the oven at 350°F/180°C for an hour.
Step 4
Step 4
Boil the sauce, pour the remaining 3cups of the marinated pork belly in a small pot, and boil for 3-5 minutes until it thickens.
Step 5
Step 5
There are many ways to eat roasted pork belly. The meat could be cut into large pieces and served with a bowl of rice or noodle soup. You can add some vegetables according to personal preference. You can also cut the meat into large slices and then cut into thin strips to put in Taco and bread.
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