Chipotle & Ginger Seared Pork Belly Bites

Serves 4


Ingredients:

1 ½ lbs. pork belly, cut into 1 ½” squares (best to use pork belly already slow cooked and soft)
1/3 C chipotle mayonnaise
3 T sweet balsamic like cranberry or pomegranate
2 T candied ginger diced into very small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1 T light olive oil


Method:

  • Mix together the balsamic, mayo, and candied ginger. Set aside.
  • Bring a large saucepan to high heat and add 1 T of light oil. Sear the pork belly on both sides until caramelized on each side. This takes about 2 minutes or so per side.
  • Ladle the sauce equally onto the tops of the cubes of pork belly, and continue to cook pork belly about another minute. Then blend the sauce in with the hot pan drippings, stirring everything around to coat. Cook until pork is done but careful not to overcook.
  • Serve by placing the pork belly squares on a platter and then gently spooning the sauce and the candied ginger pieces over the top. Serve with a slice of cool, English cucumber.



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