Braised Pork Belly With Potato And Peppers

When it comes to the great pig belly, there is pretty much no limit to what you can do with it. When combined with the appropriate assortment of sauces and seasonings, this juicy and delicious delicacy becomes an ideal hero for a wide variety of recipes. This is due to the fact that it is able to be improved upon. However, braising is one method that might be utilized to achieve the most desirable texture, which is one that is unforgettably soft. Because of this, this dish for braised pork belly with potatoes and peppers is one that you absolutely must try!

What is a braised pork belly with potatoes and peppers?

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In light of the fact that this entails the braising cooking method, what we will be doing is first searing the pork, and then stewing it in order to achieve the highest possible level of flavor and to ensure that it is completely soft. As a result, you would anticipate that this dish, which consists of meat and a little amount of stew, will be delicious with a touch of sourness from the white vinegar.

Potatoes are added to our braised pork belly, which not only adds a nice aroma but also gives it a more substantial structure. The addition of this tender vegetable makes the dish much more appetizing and satiating. Discover what other flavors and textures we will obtain from our dish by learning more about them!

There is a difference between this dish and the braised beef recipe that I published earlier, but both of them have the same delicious flavor. Both should be tried by you. As a side note, I would like to bring to your attention another recipe for braised pork belly that you might want to explore. It is a dish known as Taw Yew Bak, which is pork that has been cooked in soy sauce.

Ingredients for Braised Pork Belly with Potato and Peppers

As far as this dish is concerned, what exactly are we working on? To begin, there is two pounds of pork belly that has been cut into cubes. Two potatoes, which will be chopped into large cubes, three tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of oyster sauce, and two tablespoons of white vinegar are required for this dish to be considered finished.

As an additional step, ensure that you have three dried bay leaves, five cloves of garlic, and one diced onion ready to go. In addition, it is important to note that we will want three cups of water, in addition to one teaspoon of brown sugar, half a teaspoon of ground black pepper, and a little bit of salt to taste.

How to Make Braised Pork Belly with Potatoes and Peppers

1. Searing the pork belly

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Get your work, and apply some heat. When this has gotten hot, you can start searing your pork using high heat. Continue doing this until enough oil is extracted from the meat. Then you may remove the pork from the pan. Set this aside.

2. Sautéing the garlic, onion, and pork

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We will use the same pan for this step as we will need the pork fat. Now just put your garlic and onion inside the pan. Sauté these two in the extracted pork fat until the onion becomes soft. Then you may put your pork belly in the pan again, and sauté this for 1 minute.

3. Letting the mixture simmer

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It’s time for us to add our soy sauce, as well as oyster sauce. Then just stir this all together. Pour your water inside, and cover the pan. Wait for the mixture to boil, and then you can toss in your dried bay leaves.

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Adjust the setting for the heat to a simmer, and then just keep simmering for a good 30 minutes.

4. Tenderizing the pork

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Now pour your white vinegar inside. Also add your sugar. Then place the cover on top of the pan so we can just let the mixture simmer. Continue doing so until the pork gets tender. Let me warn you, however, that this could result in a bit of a long wait as this may take around 30 to 45 minutes.

5. Adding some of the final ingredients

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Once your pork is tenderized, you can just put your potatoes in too. Continue cooking for 6 minutes, and then integrate your bell pepper and ground black pepper. Afterward, you may sprinkle in as much salt as you would like. Then cover the pan, and keep cooking for 2 minutes more.

How to Serve Braised Pork Belly with Potatoes and Peppers

Now that’s what I call a productive session in the kitchen and kitchen! Congratulations on a job well done with this dish for braised pork belly with potatoes and peppers! Transferring everything on a serving dish or container is the only thing you can do at this point. Although this would depend on you and the people who are coming to your party, I would recommend serving this pork dish with some rice. Ensure that you drink each of them while they are still hot!

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How to Store Braised Pork Belly with Potato and Peppers

What exactly are we going to do with the leftovers? To put it another way, you might find that you are unable to consume this pork meal. It is not necessary for you to be overly concerned about storage; all you need to do is place the food in a container that is airtight. Before you put the container in the refrigerator, you need to make sure that temperatures have returned to room temperature. It can be stored there for a period of three days. After that, when you are ready to have your pork belly, you could simply reheat this in your pan once more.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. pork belly cubed
  • 2 pieces potato, cut into large cubes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 2 pieces tomatoes chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Sear the pork belly until brown and enough oil has been extracted. Remove it from the pan and set it aside.
    2 lbs. pork belly
  • Sauté the garlic and onion in the extracted pork fat until the onion softens.
    5 cloves garlic, 1 piece onion, 2 pieces tomatoes
  • Add the pork belly back into the pan. Saute it for 1 minute.
    2 lbs. pork belly
  • Pour the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir and then add the water. Cover the pan. Let the mixture boil. Add the dried bay leaves, and then adjust the heat setting to a simmer. Continue simmering for 30 minutes.
    3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, 3 cups water, 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • Add the white vinegar and sugar. Cover the pan and simmer until the pork tenderizes completely. Note: This can take from 30 to 45 minutes.
    2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Add the potatoes. Cook it for 6 minutes.
    2 pieces potato
  • Add the bell pepper and ground black pepper. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
    2 lbs. pork belly, Salt to taste, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve warm. Share and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1616kcal (81%) Carbohydrates: 10g (3%) Protein: 31g (62%) Fat: 160g (246%) Saturated Fat: 59g (295%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g Monounsaturated Fat: 75g Cholesterol: 218mg (73%) Sodium: 1445mg (60%) Potassium: 687mg (20%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 3g (3%) Vitamin A: 94IU (2%) Vitamin C: 6mg (7%) Calcium: 58mg (6%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

FAQ

1. Can I use other cuts of pork for this recipe?

Yes, you can use other cuts such as pork shoulder or pork loin if you prefer. However, pork belly is preferred for its tenderness and rich flavor when braised.

2. Can I add other vegetables?

Absolutely! Feel free to add other vegetables like carrots, green beans, or peas to the dish according to your preference.

3. Can I make this dish in advance?

Yes, you can make this dish ahead of time. In fact, it often tastes even better the next day as the flavors have more time to meld together. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.

4. How do I adjust the thickness of the sauce?

If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a bit of water and stir it into the simmering mixture. Allow it to cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens to your liking.

5. Can I use beef broth instead of chicken or vegetable broth?

Yes, you can use beef broth if you prefer. It will add a deeper flavor to the dish, but chicken or vegetable broth works well too. Use whichever you have on hand or prefer the taste of.

 

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