Five Spice Braised Pork Belly Recipe

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Five Spice Braised Pork Belly Notes

This recipe was made by Spice House staffers Adam Schwartz and Tracy Turoczy for an event at the Evanston Women's Club.

  • 2 Pounds pork belly, 2 inches thick
  • 1/4 Cup Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground Szechuan peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Turbinado sugar
Serves / Yields

Makes 12-16 appetizer-sized portions.

Preparation Instructions

Rub pork with oil, then generously rub with spices and salt. Allow to marinate overnight. Sear pork in oven at 500F for 25 minutes. Lower heat to 325F. Add braising liquid to pan (not on pork). Cook until very, very tender, approximately two and a half hours.

Helpful Hints

This goes wonderfully with Plum Ginger Mustard.

Can substitute brown sugar for Turbinado sugar.

Quick Shopping List

Chinese Five Spice Powder
In a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
Sichuan Peppercorns
Whole, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 1 oz.

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