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Pork Belly Cubes Cooked with Canned Pineapple

Pork Belly Cubes Cooked with Canned Pineapple

These are and light and slightly fruity simmered pork belly cubes cooked in canned pineapple syrup. The meat is very tender, and it's very easy to make.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Pork belly (block)
350 g
☆ The syrup from a small can of pineapple
1 can's worth (100 ml)
☆ Vinegar
1 tablespoon
☆ Cooking sake
50 ml
☆ Soy sauce
70 ml
☆ Water
500 ml
Ginger (used in the parboiling stage)
1 piece
Boiled eggs - to taste

Steps

1. Cut the pork belly into 2 to 3 cm cubes. Slice the ginger. Put both into boiling water and parboil for about 10 minutes. Drain off the cooking water and wash the pork carefully.
2. Put the parboiled pork and the ☆ ingredients in a pan, and simmer. (You can put in the pineapple from the can if you like.)
3. Bring the pan to a boil, then turn down the heat to low-medium. Put on a lid, and simmer until there's no more liquid in the pan. If you are adding boiled eggs, put them in when the liquid in the pan has reduced to about half.
4. The pork will be tender in 1 hour. It will look like this when it's done. You don't need a pressure cooker for this.

Story Behind this Recipe

This method of cooking pork belly in canned pineapple syrup is my partner's method. We don't like heavy flavors, so we've kept it light with vinegar.