Asian Style Braised Pork Belly with Aubergine Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Author: Sarah Fay
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Serves: 4
This is one of my favourite mid-week recipes, much loved by adults and children alike. The blend of the sweet, spicy and sour sauce is such a winner with the soft unctuous pork belly and juicy flavourful aubergine. What’s more, it’s pretty easy and fast prepare...
Ingredients:
Method:
  1. Add 1 tbsp of oil to a large pan and heat over a medium flame. Brown off pork belly in two batches and set aside.
  2. Add another tbsp of oil to the pan and cook the aubergine until lightly golden, stirring now and then to prevent sticking. Set aside with the pork.
  3. Turn the heat right down and add the brown sugar and 1 tbsp of water to the pan, heat until it starts to bubble and caramelise.
  4. Add the pork and aubergine to the pan of sugar and throw in the star anise and cinnamon stick. Stir to cover in the sugar syrup.
  5. Keep the heat low and add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger and chilli. Stir and sweat for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Now add the stock, fish sauce and coriander stalks to the pan. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat right down, put a lid on the pan and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. After an hour, add the lime juice, stir and taste. Add more fish sauce to taste.
  8. Serve with steamed rice and garnish with coriander – delicious!
Recipe by Gourmet on the Go! | The Essex Gourmet Blog at http://www.essexgourmet.co.uk/blog/index.php/asian-style-braised-pork-belly-with-aubergine-recipe/