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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fragrant Fried Ginger Pork Belly

There are many different marinades for deep fried or pan fried pork belly such as soy sauce, cekur, nam yee or foo yee and even shrimp paste [belacan] etc.  But this fried pork belly uses ginger juice with 5 spice powder as marinade.   Can imagine how is the taste like?
I can say, it's simple yet awesome.   The fried meat is tender, fragrant and the ginger flavour is not that intense or noticeable.
The original recipe is for 800 grams of pork belly [skin removed] but I bought just a thin strip of pork belly to prepare this dish as I'm only cooking for 2 persons.
Ingredients
[original recipe from a Yum Yum magazine]
800 gm [cut into 4 thin strips] - removed skin
some shredded spring onions and coriander leaves
enough oil for deep frying
Marinade
4 tbsp ginger juice - pounded and extract the juice [I used Air Itam ginger]
1-2 tsp 5 spice powder
1-2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp plain flour
  1. Cut pork belly strips into 2 to 3 pieces [for easier frying].
  2. Marinade pork belly with marinade for at least 1 hour [preferably overnight].
  3. Heat oil to deep fry pork belly until golden brown.
  4. Dish out and drain.
  5. Leave to cool slightly then cut thin slices.  Garnish with coriander leaves and spring onions.  Serve with rice.
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15 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this looks delicious! I have not tried deep frying pork belly. So was this done at your mum's place? Hee..hee...

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi Kimmy, I can imagine how fragrant your kitchen smells when these are being fried, looks so delicious!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

Lovely roast pork, Kimmy. Never tried with ginger though. Can do with some for my dinner!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, this was fried in my kitchen cos' my mum seldom accepts my simple recipes. Moreover, I pan fried the meat.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, it's yummy. I'll be making another portion for my neighbour.

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheah, it's good. I should have cooked more.

Veronica said...

Looks yummy. Wish I am your neighbour ...

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Kimmy, this sounds very delicious and doable, i cant wait to try it!

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, you're welcome.

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hey Hey Kimmy! Yes yes, I can imagine how it tasted like!!! L.O.V.E this!!! :D

Kimmy said...

Hi Esther, wait no longer cos's it's easy with simple ingredients. You can marinate and freezed it until required.

Kimmy said...

Hi Alvin, it's different from the usual flavours. Good for change and the ginger juice actually tenderises the meat.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Simple and delicious! Must be very fragrant from the 5 spice powder! I could eat this one dish with rice alone, with some chili padi and see yau.
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Zoe said...

Hi Kimmy,

Pork belly with 5 spice powder and ginger juice! Indeed, this combination sounds very fragrant and delicious.

Zoe

Kimmy said...

Hi Zoe, this combination is simple and good. Moreover, it's savoury and not sweet like char siew.

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