Quick Sweet & Spicy Pork Belly

This recipe takes about 15-20 minutes to make and is restaurant worthy! Plus, most of the ingredients will already be in your pantry. Check out the recipe and let me know what you think!


Serves 1


  • Half of Trader Joe’s pre-cooked pork belly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 one-inch piece of ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce (found in the Asian aisle of the grocery store)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  1. In a saucepan bring the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, honey, and red chili paste to a boil.
  2. Once it starts boiling, turn down the heat to a simmer and cover until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is simmering, score the fat on the pork belly by cutting diagonal lines across the pork in both directions.
  4. Season the fat side of the pork belly with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat until golden on all sides.
  6. Remove from the pan and let rest for 2 minutes on a cutting board
  7. Slice into ½ inch pieces.
  8. Once the sauce has thickened, pour over the pork belly.
  9. Suggest serving over rice with vegetables and top with cilantro.

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