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Indo-Chinese Pork Belly Bites

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This Indo-Chinese pork belly recipe is amazing! 

I think this has to be one of my favourite Indo-Chinese pork recipes. Pork belly is so fatty but that’s what make it so good!

Indian Restaurant style spicy pork belly

Serve these with toothpicks and a good soy or chilli sauce.

 

I guess you could say this is a special occasion appetiser.

This Chinese pork belly recipe works perfectly as a pre-dinner snack if you are having a group of people around. That said, this spicy Chinese  pork belly could just as easily be served as a main course.

I like to serve this dish simply with soy sauce and/or hot sauce.

For best results, marinate the meat over night, though a half hour will do just fine. There is so much fantastic flavour in the meat already that the marinade is hardly needed but it’s delicious all the same.

In my younger days, I would make this with a whole pork belly joint, crackling and all. Nowadays, I find that the pork belly strips available from supermarket just fine.

Make the recipe your own

As pork belly is obviously not particularly  healthy you could use a healthier cut of pork such as pork loin. There won’t be as much flavour but you would certainly cut down on calories. Reduce the cooking time by around 15 minutes as loin will not take as long to cook as you are not waiting for it to go crispy.

Make the recipe ahead of time

The pork will need cooking right before it is served but you can marinade it it a few days ahead of time to save time on the day of eating.

 

Making Indian restaurant style pork belly

Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together.

Making Indian restaurant style pork belly

Marinate the pork belly strips for 30 minutes to 24 hours. Then roast on a rack on high for one hour.

Indian restaurant style spicy pork belly

All done. Serve with limes, soy sauce and/or hot sauce as a pre-dinner appetiser or main course.

Yield: 4

Indo-Chinese Pork Belly Bites

Indo-Chinese Pork Belly Bites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of pork belly strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • Salt to taste if needed

Instructions

  1. Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together and rub into the pork belly strips.
  2. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, heat your oven to its highest setting and then place the pork belly strips on a rack over a drip pan.
  4. Roast for 40 to 60 minutes and then remove from the oven to rest for five minutes. As the meat rests, it will become crispier.
  5. Serve with lime wedges, soy sauce and/or hot chilli sauce.

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Sv

Thursday 1st of December 2022

Does the pork belly still tastes juicy and soft or it tastes like typical tandoori chicken meat ( breast meat)

Basant Kumar Sharma

Friday 9th of February 2018

This turned out amazing!!! thanks! So authentic!

Dan Toombs

Saturday 24th of February 2018

Great to hear. Than you Basant

Dan

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