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Pork Belly in a ginger and honey Sauce

By Simon Gathercole (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Min 6 hours or overnight For Marinading
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
This simple recipe using a cheap but very tasty cut of pork marinaded in an rich Chinese sticky glaze is delicious served with plain boiled or steamed rice.
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Ingredients

For The Marinade

  • 2 Tbs Light soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbs Dark soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs Clear honey or golden syrup
  • 3 Tbs Rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 chunks of stem ginger finely grated + 2 tsp of the juice (if you like it gingery)
  • 60g Golden caster sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 8 large slices of Pork Belly (rind- less)

Method

  • STEP 1
    Put the soy sauce, rice wine, seseme oil, ginger + juice, honey/syrup, sugar and garlic together in a bowl and whisk until well blended
  • STEP 2
    Put the slices of Pork Belly in a shallow dish big enough to lay separately,tip over the marinade and leave to marinade in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight ,turning occasionally.
  • STEP 3
    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade,350 degrees Fahrenheit or gas mark 4.Place the slices of Pork Belly on a wire rack in a roasting pan and cook for 45/60 mins basting frequently.
  • STEP 4
    Serve with plain boiled or steamed rice.Decant pan juices into a jug and pour over the slices.

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