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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BLACK PEPPER PORK BELLY AND TROTTER

This is a braised soy sauce pork dish which is a little different from the usual.  Apart from the usual spice condiments, the seasoning has an additional ingredient, that is, tomato sauce.  It is rather different  in taste with  black pepper and tomato sauce.
I have prepared a double portion of this recipe for my family gathering.  You can use only pork belly for this recipe.
Recipe adapted from Feminine Magazine No. 585 with modifications
Ingredients
500 gm pork belly and pig trotter [meaty part] – blanched and cut into pieces.
250 ml water
30 gm julienne ginger
Spiced Condiments
1 star anise
½ inch cinnamon stick
1 bulb garlic – with skin
15 gm rock sugar
½ tsp salt
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
Seasoning Sauce
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp sugar
½ tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
Thickening Sauce – 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water [optional]

  1. Heat a non stick wok with a tablespoon oil, saute ginger until aromatic, add in meat pieces to fry until slightly brown.
  2. Add in spiced condiment ingredients, stir fry to mix well. Add in seasoning sauce and  continue to stir fry until meat pieces are well coated with the seasoning sauce before adding water.
  3. Bring to boil, cover and then simmer until meat is tender and sauce is reduced or thicken with thickening sauce.
  4. Serve with rice or reheat before serving.

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