Korean BBQ Pork Belly

This is my own version of Korean BBQ pork belly.  It is meant to be grilled on a Korean BBQ grill plate however if you do not have one you can either purchase one on Amazon or use a grill pan or even a griddle would be fine as well.  This dish is absolutely delicious and you will love the way how the pork belly just melts in your mouth as you savor the sweet, spicy and savory flavors infused into the pork belly.  If this is your first time eating this, I can say you are in for a real treat and it is worth the prep and wait for marination. So what are you waiting for? Lets get right to it!

Ingredients:

2-3 lbs pork belly

1/4 cup soy sauce or gluten free soy sauce

1/2 cup organic cane sugar

2 tbsp Korean pepper flakes

1 tbsp sesame oil

1/2 white onion (diced)

3 green onion (chopped)

5 garlic cloves (minced)

2 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled and crushed)

2 tbsp liquid smoke

1 Korean pear or Bosc pear (peeled, cut, cored and roughly chopped)

Dipping Sauce:(optional)

2 tbs soy bean paste

1 tbs Korean hot pepper paste

1 stalk of green onion (chopped fine)

1 garlic clove (minced fine)

1 tsp honey

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

1. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, kiwi fruit, green onion, white onion, sugar, pepper flakes, garlic cloves, liquid smoke and Korean pears (optional).

2. Mix all the ingredients together until everything is thoroughly combined.

3. Rinse the pork in fresh cold water.  Then pat and dry off the pork belly with a paper towel and put them into a large zip lock bag.

4. Pour the marinade mixture created earlier into the zip lock bag and gently rub and massage the meat until the marinade is mixed well with the pork belly. Put the pork belly in the refrigerator to marinate at least for 1 hour. However we recommend overnight for better results!

5. Grill or pan fry the pork belly on a Korean BBQ grill pan or regular grill pan for 4-5 minutes each side on medium high heat. This could be a total of 10 minutes to about an hour depending on if you plan to cook them all at once or cook then 3 or 4 at a time.

6. Serve the pork belly with a side or romain lettuce or Boston lettuce and maybe even some rice on the side. Also feel free to mix in all ingredients for dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Korean BBQ Pork Belly

Yield: 2 - 4 Servings

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2-3 lbs pork belly

1/4 cup soy sauce or gluten free soy sauce

1/2 cup organic cane sugar

2 tbsp Korean pepper flakes

1 tbsp sesame oil

1/2 white onion (diced)

3 green onion (chopped)

5 garlic cloves (minced)

2 ripe kiwi fruit (peeled and crushed)

2 tbsp liquid smoke

1 Korean pear or Bosc pear (peeled, cut, cored and roughly chopped)

Dipping Sauce:(optional)

2 tbs soy bean paste

1 tbs Korean hot pepper paste

1 stalk of green onion (chopped fine)

1 garlic clove (minced fine)

1 tsp honey

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

1. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, kiwi fruit, green onion, white onion, sugar, pepper flakes, garlic cloves, liquid smoke and Korean pears (optional).

2. Mix all the ingredients together until everything is thoroughly combined.

3. Rinse the pork in fresh cold water. Then pat and dry off the pork belly with a paper towel and put them into a large zip lock bag.

4. Pour the marinade mixture created earlier into the zip lock bag and gently rub and massage the meat until the marinade is mixed well with the pork belly. Put the pork belly in the refrigerator to marinate at least for 1 hour. However we recommend overnight for better results!

5. Grill or pan fry the pork belly on a Korean BBQ grill pan or regular grill pan for 4-5 minutes each side on medium high heat.

6. Serve the pork belly with a side or romain lettuce or Boston lettuce and maybe even some rice on the side. Also feel free to mix in all ingredients for dipping sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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8 Responses to “Korean BBQ Pork Belly”

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    cakewhiz — January 24, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    omg! that marinade mixture is to die for! i don’t eat pork but that’s not gonna stop me from using this marinade in chicken or beef ;)

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    • Jerry Ko — January 24th, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

      I haven’t applied this with chicken yet but I can vouch that it will go very good on beef!

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    Judy Leung — January 26, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I want to eat ,,yummy

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    sue — January 29, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    That looks delicious! Is the grill like a heart or apple shape? (very cute :)) I actually followed one of your comment you left me on my website a while ago and I recognised your face from Maangchi’s blog! You’ve been recently interviewed I think. What a small world!

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    • Jerry Ko — February 5th, 2013 @ 11:57 am

      That grill is actually a shape of a leaf. My wife and I thought it was nice and something different instead of the typical grill shape. Plus the clean up on it is really nice and easy. Definitely is a small world! Thanks for stopping by Sue:)

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    Carolyn Jung — February 7, 2013 @ 12:18 am

    This looks sinfully good. OK, I know you’re using lettuce to wrap it up. But boy, I would kill for this to be stuffed into a steamed bun. Yum!

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    Merry — April 23, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    We made this last weekend. It was really good when left to marinate for a day or two. Substituted BBQ sauce for liquid smoke, sriracha for pepper flakes, oranges for kiwis, brown sugar for white. Cooked and reduced the leftover marinade to use as a dipping sauce. Wrapped up the meat in lettuce with sticky rice and the sauce drizzled over. Delicious. We still had a lot of sauce left over so we used it again to marinade and broil chicken leg quarters. Too tasty to let it go to waste!

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    • Jerry Ko — April 24th, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

      Merry, the substitutions you made sound very interesting and I can imagine the outcome being just as delicious. Thanks for sharing and visiting! I think I may give those substitutions a try myself :)

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