Twice Cooked Sticky Pork Belly
This Twice cooked sticky pork belly recipe is a must try!
We really enjoyed making this in the test kitchen. First, the pork belly is cooked low and slow until beautifully tender, then it is glazed and crisped up using our Chipotle Honey. It’s also very satisfying to use the delicious stock left over from cooking the pork to make the accompanying rice super-tasty.
Serve sticky pork belly recipe with rice cooked in the slow cooker stock and you’ve got yourself an awesome meal.
2 hours 30 mins
How to make it
To Slow Cook The Pork
- Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot, add the chunks of pork belly and fry over a medium-high heat until browned all over.
- Transfer the seared pork to the slow cooker and add the ginger, garlic, sugar, white wine vinegar, stock, bay leaves and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
- Mix and cook as low as possible for 2–3 hours, or until the pork belly is very tender (try a bit). If you don’t have a slow cooker, put the ingredients in a baking dish, tightly wrap with tin foil and cook in the oven at 160°C .(325°F, Gas 3).
- Remove pork belly pieces, and reserve the stock.
To Make The Glaze
- Heat the oil in a frying pan until very hot.
- Add the pork pieces and leave to crisp up (it will spit a lot, so use a shield or a lid). Once crispy, carefully flip them over so they are crispy all over. Lower the heat to medium.
- In a bowl, mix the chipotle chilli honey, soy sauce and ginger, then season with salt and pepper.
- Add the mixture to the pork and cook for 5–10 minutes until it all goes sticky.
- While the pork is cooking in the glaze, put the rice in a pan with the reserved stock, top up with water, if necessary, and boil for about 8 minutes until tender. Drain.
- Sprinkle the pork with the toasted sesame seeds, red chillies and spring onions and serve with the rice.