Quick & easy Korean pork

Quick & easy Korean pork

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins plus marinating


Serves 4
Sweet and spicy marinated pork belly served with crisp fresh lettuce makes a sensational barbecued dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal456
  • fat25g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre5g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.3g
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  • 500g good-quality pork belly, skin and ribs removed (you can ask your butcher to do this), carved into thin slices
  • 1 large lettuce, such as Little Gem or iceberg, leaves washed and separated, cooked white short-grain rice, to serve



    Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

For the marinade

  • 2 Conference pear, peeled and cored
  • ½ white onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 garlic clove
  • thumb-sized piece ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 spring onion
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Korean chilli paste (or any Asian chilli paste)

For the ssamjang sauce (optional)

  • 3 tbsp Korean soy bean paste
  • 1½ tbsp Korean chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp roasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seed
  • ½ spring onion, white part only, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Put all the ingredients for the marinade in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season to taste, then pour over the sliced pork. You can now cook the meat straight away, but for best results allow it to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 mins.

  2. Make the ssamjang sauce (if using) by mixing all of the ingredients together, then set aside.

  3. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and cook the pork in batches for 2-3 mins each side until charred and cooked through. Serve with white rice and a few lettuce leaves. To eat, place a small scoop of rice in a leaf, then a piece of pork, smear with ssamjang sauce (if using) and wrap up.

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Comments (3)

katbear85's picture

could these be done with pork mince?

alyssadoherty's picture

This recipe is amazing! So delicious. I lived in Korea for a while and this is just like the real stuff! Now I can make it at home.

claupatra's picture

Delicious!!!! :)
And so easy to prepare....

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