Simple Suppers – Chinese Braised Pork Belly


Time for another recipe as it’s been far too long since I posted one. Not one of mine this time but a delicious-sounding Chinese Braised Pork Belly from A Recipe for Gluttony, which I could do with now after being unable to eat properly over the last few days for obvious reasons (see Reason for Absence and RIP Roy Heather).

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Chinese Braised Pork Belly

This is the first recipe in our simple suppers series. We will be posting more in the coming months & are keen to hear your favourite ideas for quick, healthy meals.

Depending on your viewpoint pork belly might not seem like a particularly healthy meal. I think it is fine to eat sometimes & have included this recipe as it is nutritious, easy to prepare and is really tasty. You can take some of the fat off the pork – I did this after cooking so that the meat stayed soft & moist & flavoursome. The braise takes a little while but if you shove it in a low oven or slow cooker it does not need watching. It should take 10 minutes before and about 5 minutes to finish off after cooking.

Chinese rice wine is widely available and useful for lots of dishes so it is worth…

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