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Easy Roast Pork (with Soft-Boiled Eggs)

Easy Roast Pork (with Soft-Boiled Eggs)

This roast pork is great as an appetizer for beer and other drinks, in fried rice, and on ramen, as well as with rice. The same recipe can be used to cook chicken too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Pork belly or chicken thighs or breast
500 g
The green part of a Japanese leek
1 to 2 stalks' worth
Garlic
about 5 cloves
Ginger
about 2 pieces
Eggs
2 to 4
Sugar
1 cup (200 ml)
Sake
1 cup (200 ml)
Mirin
1 cup (200 ml)
Soy sauce
1 cup (200 ml)

Steps

1. Slice the garlic and ginger thinly, and cut the green parts off the Japanese leeks or green onions.
2. Sear the pork starting with the skin side first in a frying pan.
3. Brown the pork on all aides. When it's browned, wipe out any excess fat from the pan.
4. Add the sugar, sake, mirin, soy sauce and the aromatic vegetables from Step 1.
5. Put a small lid right on top of the pork, and simmer over medium heat, taking care not to let it boil over.
6. After 15 to 20 minutes, pierce with a skewer to see if its cooked through. If the liquid that comes out of the pierced hole is clear, it's done.
7. In a separate pan boil the eggs starting from cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes to make soft-boiled eggs, and peel.
8. Turn the heat off the pan with the pork, add the eggs and leave to marinate overnight. Turn over the pork and eggs occasionally, so that the sauce penetrates them evenly.
9. This is the finished item.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this roast pork with pork belly.