Braised Pork Belly with Coconut Water

Braised pork belly covered in melted brown sugar and simmered to perfection in coconut water is a delicious traditional meal that many food lovers may enjoy. Pork belly braised over a bed of rice topped with thinly sliced green onions and Thai peppers is a simple but fantastic dish. The pork from this recipe is tender, juicy and is bursting with rich flavors.  This meal is often cooked throughout the year in a typical asian home. Most often enjoyed during the lunar new year. Affordable and easy to make this dish is a great addition to your home cooking menu of rotating selections.

If you are looking for a simple to make and absolutely delicious asian themed meal, I highly suggest giving this pork belly with coconut water recipe a try. Watch the video and follow the instructions below to bring something new to the menu and serve up warm comforting eatfoodlicious experiences. Share this or any of my recipes from my growing catalogue.

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Serve with white, brown or cauliflower rice.

Place the sliced meat in a bowl. Add fish sauce, diced shallot, miced garlic, white pepper and mix well. Set aside.

Heat a non-stick pan or enameled cast iron skillet to medium.

Add brown sugar and cook until it begins to melt (75%). Stir with a wooden spoon (sugar will become hard & sticky). Slowly add about ½ cup of the coconut water to the pan and stir.

Add pork belly to the pan; continue to turn and mix while cooking for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest of the coconut water and mix.

Turn up the heat to medium-high and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Then turn the heat down to medium and cook for 30-45 minutes uncovered or until the glaze has thickened (make sure to stir frequently).

Ultimate asian meal comfort food.

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Braised Pork Belly with Coconut Water

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, vietnamese
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce make sure to use a good quailty
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 shallot (small size) diced

Instructions
 

  • Clean and slice the pork belly into ½" x ½".
  • Place the sliced meat in a bowl.
  • Add fish sauce, diced shallot, miced garlic, white pepper and mix well. Set aside.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or enameled cast iron skillet to medium.
  • Add brown sugar and cook until it begins to melt (75%). Stir with a wooden spoon (sugar will become hard & sticky). Slowly add about ½ cup of the coconut water to the pan and stir.
  • Add pork belly to the pan; continue to turn and mix while cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the coconut water and mix. Turn up the heat to medium-high and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Then turn the heat down to medium and cook for 30-45 mintues uncovered or until the glaze has thickened (make sure to stir frequently).
  • Optional: Season with salt or fish sauce to taste.

Serve with white, brown or cauliflower rice.

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