North Korean Braised Doenjang Pork Belly Recipe

North Korean Braised Doenjang Pork Belly is a flavorful and tender dish made with succulent pork belly and a rich doenjang (fermented soybean paste) sauce. The pork belly is first seared to lock in the juices, then braised in a mixture of doenjang, garlic, ginger, and other seasonings. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth pork belly with a savory and slightly sweet sauce. This dish is perfect for a hearty and satisfying meal.

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Ingredients for North Korean Braised Doenjang Pork Belly Recipe

  • 1/4 pound Pork Belly, Sliced
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.67 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.17 inch Ginger, Grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon Doenjang
  • 0.33 cup Water
  • 0.33 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 0.33 tablespoon Sugar
  • 0.33 tablespoon Mirin
  • as required Green Onions, For Garnish

Directions: North Korean Braised Doenjang Pork Belly Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, heat some oil and sear the pork belly until browned on all sides.
  • STEP 2.Remove the pork belly from the pot and set aside.
  • STEP 3.In the same pot, add garlic, ginger, and doenjang paste. Stir fry until fragrant.
  • STEP 4.Add water, soy sauce, sugar, and mirin to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 5.Return the pork belly to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the pork is tender.
  • STEP 6.Remove the pork belly from the pot and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • STEP 7.Serve the sliced pork belly with the braising sauce and garnish with green onions.
  • STEP 8.Enjoy the North Korean Braised Doenjang Pork Belly with steamed rice and your favorite side dishes.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to sear the pork belly well to develop a nice crust and enhance the flavor.
  • You can adjust the sweetness of the sauce by adding more or less sugar according to your taste.
  • For a spicier version, add some gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) to the sauce.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the pork belly and sauce in a pan over low heat until warmed through.
  • Serve the North Korean Braised Doenjang Pork Belly with steamed rice and banchan (Korean side dishes) for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
300
calories per serving
18 g Fat35 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    18g
  • Protein
    35g
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
    35g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

Fats

  • Fat
    18g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    28mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    2mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    4mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    16mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    2mcg
  • Magnesium
    54mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    285mg
  • Selenium
    72mcg
  • Zinc
    5mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp