Since my last trip to Hong Kong i became obsessed with Asian food and i try to cook asian inspired dishes as often as i can even if time and the lack of Chinese product in Irish store gets in the way. Fortunately i found a small shop 20 miles from home that sell “exotic” products such as Chinese, African Indian…. I made this recipe mostly because last time i cooked pork belly , i just pan fried it and the meat was really tough . So today i tried another technique and it was good , easy and cheap to prepare ( what we all want) . I served the dish on a bed of broccoli noodles but you can serve it on rice or even salad.
*500 grs of pork belly ( thickly sliced)
*1 cup of hoisin sauce
*3 garlic cloves
*1tbsp of Japanese mirin
*1 tbsp of rice vinegar
1.Crush the garlic and mix with the hoisin sauce, mirin and rice vinegar. Rub the marinade on the meat and chill for minimum an hour.
2.In a skillet heat a spoon of sesame oil and lightly fry the meat until colored . With a brush spread some marinade on the meat , cover with tin foil and cook 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
3.Remove the foil , turn the meat on the other side , spread more marinade and cook uncovered for another 10 minutes.
4.Serve with the side order of your choice.