Pork Belly with Spicy Garlic Sauce
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Serves: 2-4
  • half a pound pork belly, cut into thin slices
  • ⅓ bunch fresh cilantro, cut into half
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • a handful of toasted peanut, chop them into small pieces (optionally if you are allergic to peanut)
  • a touch of toasted sesame seeds
  • For seasoning sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Lao Gan Ma black beans chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Spices needed for boiling with the pork belly:
  • 3-4 slices ginger
  • a couple bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a handful of Sichuan peppercorn
  • a couple of dried chili peppers
  1. Mix soy sauce, Lao Gan Ma black beans chili sauce, Chinese vinegar, sesame oil and minced garlic into a container as the sauce and set aside.
  2. Fill a pan with cold water, add in ginger, bay leaves, cinnamon, peppercorn and dried chili pepper and bring to boil over high heat, continue to boil for about 10 minutes until the flavor of the spices start to come out.
  3. Carefully stir in the pork belly slices and cook under boiling water for about 7-8 minutes or until cooked through, remove the pork belly from pan, drain well and set aside.
  4. Top the pork belly with cilantro, garlic, peanuts and sesame seeds and pour the sauce around, mix everything well and serve.
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Recipe by Spice the Plate at https://www.spicetheplate.com/pork/pork-belly-with-spicy-garlic-sauce/