Pork Belly with Sichuan Pepper
2 hrs 45 mins total time
30 mins active time
- ⅔ cup (5½ fl oz) oyster sauce
- ⅓ cup (2¾ fl oz) soy sauce
- 1 orange
zested and juiced
- 1 cup (8 fl oz) water
- 3 makrut (wild) lime leaf
- ¾ oz 2 inch piece fresh ginger
peeled and sliced
- 6 clove garlic
- 2 tbsp sichuan peppercorns
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 7 oz fresh shiitake mushrooms
- 2 star anise
- 3 long hot red chili peppers
- ⅓ cup (4½ oz) honey
- 12 (2¼ lb) thick slices fresh pork belly
- 17½ oz choy sum
- Steamed jasmine rice
- 1Insert the rack into the bottom shelf position. Preheat the oven. Select SLOW COOK/CONVECTION/ HIGH and press start, then reduce the cooking time to 2 hours.
- 2Put the oyster sauce, soy sauce, orange zest and juice, water, lime leaves, ginger, garlic, Sichuan peppercorns, onion, mushrooms, star anise, peppers and ¼ cup (3 ¼ oz) of the honey in a 4 qt Dutch oven and stir until well combined. Add the pork, pressing down into the marinade. Press a piece of parchment paper onto the surface, this helps keep the pork submerged. Cover with a tight-fitting lid or double layer of foil, pressed down around the edges to seal.
- 3Once preheated, place put the pork in the oven. Cook for 2 hours until tender.
- 4Set the broiling rack over the roasting pan. Remove the pork from the braising liquid, reserving the braising liquid. Place the pork in a single layer on the broiling rack. Spoon ½ cup (4 fl oz) of the braising liquid over the pork.
- 5In a small bowl, mix together the remaining honey and 3 tablespoons of the reserved braising liquid.
- 6Brush the pork generously with the honey mixture.
- 7Move the rack to the middle shelf position. Place the pork in the oven. Select BROIL/HIGH/8 minutes and press start.
- 8Remove the pork from the oven, turn over and brush again with the remaining honey mixture. Return to the oven. Select BROIL/ HIGH/8 minutes and press start.
- 9Transfer the pork to a board, cut into pieces. Spoon over the juices from the roasting pan. Serve with choy sum and rice. Tip: Before you begin cooking, check that the Dutch oven fits in the oven.