Low Carb Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly

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This recipe is super easy to make and uses asian pantry essentials. Make sure you open your windows while you cook this LOL. This is a really easy way to prepare pork belly – we like to buy the pre-cut strips from Costco. The pork is super tender, salty, sweet, and has this great umami element. Pair it with pickled greens, boiled eggs, boiled cabbage, cauli-rice, or any mild tasting vessel to balance out the flavors

Low Carb Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly

Comfort food at it’s finest.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: caramelized, pork, pork belly, sugar free, vietnamese food
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan with 2 tablespoons of oil on medium high heat. Once heated, add the 2 pounds of pork belly and garlic powder. Cook until the outside of the pork is no longer pink.
  • After about five minutes, add fish sauce and soy sauce and stir. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar replacement and stir thoroughly to coat all of the pork. Cook for another 5-6 minutes to let the sugar caramelize over the pork. Once the pork belly is a dark golden color, drain excess fat ( you can save this for future cooking or put it in a container, let it harden, then discard it).
  • Sprinkle black pepper to taste and adjust the sweetness based on your preference. Add chopped thai chilis as desired, I do this once the pork belly is caramelized.

Nutrition

Serving: 44g | Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 60g | Sodium: 474mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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