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Twice-Cooked Pork Belly
5 from 5 votes

Twice-Cooked Pork Belly

Rika
This twice-cooked pork belly is so delicious and packed with flavors. The thin slices pork belly is cooked twice and stir-fried with savory, lightly sweet Sichuan fermented bean sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Sichuan, Sezchuan
Servings 4
Calories 498 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ pound pork belly

Stir Fry Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp peanut oil/vegetable oil/canola oil
  • tbsp Chinese fermented black beans, (aka Douchi, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp spicy broad bean paste, (aka Pixian Dou Ban Jiang or use Lee Kum Kee Sichuan-Style Broad Bean Sauce)
  • 2 tsp sweet fermented sauce , (aka Tianmian sauce, sweet bean sauce)
  • ¾-1 tsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp dark soy sauce

Produce:

  • 2-3 red serrano chili peppers, (seeded and cut the chilies on the diagonal into uniform-sized pieces)
  • 6 scallions or baby leeks, (cut into 1-inch length pieces, white and green part)

Instructions
 

Preparation:

  • Soak the Chinese fermented black beans (Douchi) in hot water for 15-30 minutes and rinse them a few times. Set aside.
  • Place the pork belly in a large saucepan, cover with water then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat then simmer until cooked through. This step should take about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pork belly from the heat, pierce the meat with a fork to clear up some extra liquid from the meat.
  • Let the meat cool down then transfer to a fridge for several hours or up to overnight.
  • Before cooking, cut the pork belly into thin slices.

Frying:

  • Heat the oil over high heat, add the pork belly, reduce the heat to medium and stir fry until lightly crisp and slightly curled.
  • Push the pork belly to the side of wok then add the spicy broad bean paste into the wok until fragrant
  • Add the sweet fermented bean sauce and Chinese fermented black beans into a wok, stir fry for a few seconds then mix everything, including pork belly together.
  • Add sugar, soy sauce, scallions, red chili peppers, and stir fry until all ingredients are coated with sauce and cooked. 
  • Remove from the heat. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 10gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 295mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Double-Cooked Pork Belly, hui guo rou, Twice-Cooked Pork, Twice-Cooked Pork Belly
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