1. Love it! I have to say, this is DELICIOUS! You nailed it! Yumm!! Should I adjust recipe accordingly and by how much? Hi! I love pork and am always looking for new ways to cook. ;), I'm not one to tell a person to change their whole point of view on being a vegetarian, so I won't tell you that it was freakin' delicious! I thought they would be dry but they aren’t. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 5-8 minutes until the sauce has thickened (keep your eye on it as it can burn easily if the heat is too high). Pork cooks quickly, and some might argue that three hours is too long, but you need to trust me. Happy New Year! I really wouldn't want to misguide you. I have become a devotee of yours on the strength of your Honey Garlic Baked Pork recipe alone ... and I don't even cook! Aww yeah. Put the pork back in the oven and it should brown up. Otherwise, it may lose the tenderness that I so love and that also helps to give the full on flavor. It came out looking precisely like your photo, tender and tasty. Shocker to me. This is an excellent dish and I’ll most definitely be cooking it again. I hope that helps. I love to cook and I love to eat. Can't wait to try it with the proper amount ☺. So good! The last time I made it I did actually drain some of the liquid, but I drained it into a quick and dirty lo mein of noodles, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, the kitchen sink, and a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, which I had NO idea are actually kind of wonderful. No, Kindra, you just made my day! :). Thank you, Lana. So I checked and it was! This looks great. But it's still soupy and it never turned dark! Yes. :), Since there are just the two of us, I'm wondering if you could reduce the amount of this recipe because i don't want to have it for too many days. You can get the Chinease 5 spice from Amazon. I'm just thinking as I write this, I was using only 1/2 of the pork required for the recipe. Thank you, Carolina. :), In the final stages now...I love them, and they're not even done yet. This Honey Garlic Bake Pork Bites looks SO deliciously good. Rotate with tongs and baste again with the marinade twice again while grilling/broiling. Red onion is not as strong in terms of flavour, but it will work just fine. It's certainly one of my favourite recipes. Transfer the seared pork to the slow cooker and add the ginger, garlic, sugar, white wine vinegar, stock, bay leaves and a good pinch of salt and … I find the recipes and we spend the evenings in the kitchen as I read them to him step by step and he cooks. This was so, so yummy everyone loved it so now a favourite thank you for sharing. There are many comments on this post, which tell how the home cook struggled to make this dish work. Thank you. If you prefer smaller pieces of onion, then just chop the onion smaller. I will try the crock pot next time as I think it does have the potential to be delicious. I'm sorry, Emily, I have never prepared a smoked picnic ham in my entire life. There will be quite a bit of grease in the pan, and I would not recommend consuming that. Will definitely make again (with the proper timing LOL). Never miss another recipe! I believe it is because it was used to marinate raw meat. Your email address will not be published. Hi Britney. You can use lean pork belly (or spare) ribs for a succulent, unforgettable experience; pork shoulder or any pork fillet you like. Some chili powder's can be very spicy! I am not sure, but I bet Amaxon has the Hoisin sauce too. Or this Simple Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry might win you over. Haha. (There will be a lot of water in the pan – do not drain!) But there's so much liquid! Can we make tofu look and taste like that? I don't even know how I came across this luscious recipe but I am so glad I did! Broil at 450 for less time? I will be back after I make it to share my outcome! Hi Tommy-Lee. You do bring up a very good question. Thank you! #justsayin. Hello! They are very thick but I know I need to drastically reduce the cook time. Thank you for the lovely comment, Rebecca. I made your recipe earlier today and after the first time being in the oven for about an hour, there was this liquid at the bottom. Loved it. Trim the fat cap if it’s still on the piece of pork you buy. I look forward to making this, it looks amazing! So 2.5hrs it cooks for? I'm glad you all liked the dish so much, Julia. Remove the pan from the oven and add the honey and garlic mixture. Using a sharp knife, cut the meat into bite-size chunks. I make it at least twice a month for the family and we love it! Pork has always been a staple in my childhood home. Oh NO! Used a pork fillet with no fat. Normally, our New Years Eve ritual consists of going to a popular Yum Cha restaurant here in Melbourne and ordering serve after serve of Char Siu. I thought it needed some type of acidity to cut the sweetness. In the meantime, stir together the honey, dried red chili flakes, and garlic. Yes, just go easy on the chili powder. I had used the pork belly – paraboiled it to make a Vietnamese soup dish, and used the meat to make the char siu. I'm making this for the second time in two weeks because my store has been steady putting sirloin boneless pork chops on sale and this is a *perfect* use for them, cubed. And, even the cheapest cuts can be prepared in such a way that a gourmet meal is the result. I would start by asking what cut of pork you're using. Help! The only liquid you added, was honey. My husband, as many men, has to have meat at every meal. Today, I made this recipe all over again in order to clarify the baking instructions. Super happy with the flavor!! Thank you, Jane. I want to prepare freezable meals for my kids in college. Thanks for your comments! R. Absolutely loved the sauce! I used pork loin and left some fat but not all and I cooked it in a large roaster in a single layer. When I added the honey it dissolved and didn’t really make it sticky. Part of preparing time is the marinating and cooking is for all the meat. I had 5 grandkids over (ages 8-16) and three adults. I appreciate the shares, Stephanie. I'm making this (RIGHT NOW) and after the initial bake time, there was a ton of liquid fat in my baking dish. :). Drain pork and discard the marinade. Looks utterly scrumptious! We only had a pound of meat, so I cut back the cooking time about 15 minutes total (5 minutes from each stage). Hi, you might want to change "Parmesan" in the end of your instructions to "parsley". Thank you--you made my day. I reduced the temperature to 250° and covered the pan, but it still burned. If you're following the instructions step by step, there's really no reason it wouldn't work for you. Made this last night for family & my girlfriend. If that wasn't enough, my picky 8-yo daughter loved it too. . Could you please clarify for me whether or not to slice the pork belly before cooking or cook it in one whole slab? Thankyou for you recipes, keep them cominmg. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This pork looks freakin' amazing, and I know you'll have some more winning non-vegetarian recipes on the way :). I also always like to double my sauce from any recipe because my husband & I are sauce freaks lol. I love snow and can never get enough of it! it seems to be a shame to just let all that flavor just go to waste. It was a winner! Thanks x. Hi Orla - In Canada, our ovens use Fahrenheit for the most part. This beats out anything you could find in the stores!!!!! Wash and trim the spring onions and cut into thin strips approximately 8 cm long. What would you recommend I do differently so that the pork is not dry? Ok, baste it two or three times during those 30 minutes (removing from the oven to do so of course), then rotate, baste again and put back into the oven until they crisp up on that side. I use regular soy sauce in this recipe. I'm so excited to see your new meaty recipes! Hi Melissa! I added gochujang sauce and shallots for a kick and a twist! Followed the recipe with the exception of the oven broiling. Now to try it with other sauces, maybe a buffalo one. I have neither of those things nor do I want to start a fire in my house. I needed a surprise recipe (one I didn't know I wanted until right in the moment) that would get me excited! When you say rotate you mean flip over, right? Yum. This dish has the perfect amount of heat, my husband especially thought so. Hi Morgan, I wish I could help, but to be perfectly honest, I've never used a crock pot in my life. We will definitely be making this again and with more meat so we have leftovers! It smelled so good for 2 hours. Thanks in advance, Place the pork bites in the preheated oven, and allow them to bake until fully cooked and beginning to brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Learn how your comment data is processed. Next time....drain all the fat? Lay paper towels over the top. The most wonderful man in the world, after he feeds us he even does the cleaning up! Sho Spaeth Delicious. Thanks for the recipe. This looks amazing. :). ;). Asparagus on the side. Have you ever made this recipe ahead and reheated? Thank you for starting me off in the right direction !!!!! Well Sir...I did this recipe in my Tfal Actifry. I bought a few pork roast on sale, but got sick of pork roast rather quickly. 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder Trying to plan some make-ahead recipes for Christmas. This BBQ Pork Belly Bites recipe makes 12 serves. In a large oven-safe baking dish, gently toss the pork with salt, pepper, onion, and olive oil. I didn't drain any of the liquid. My experience tells me this meat would be very dry. You know, a food blogger (unless they have a gazillion followers and run numerous ads on their sites) makes very little in return for the effort they put into each and every post. My wonder is: What sides do you recommend with it? I then put 2 cups of cold cooked rice with wee bit of this pork, soya sauce, frozen peas, some onion, and a splash of sesame oil. Wondering if You think substituting maple syrup for the honey would work? Let the pork belly stay in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until slightly cooled down. Thank you, Angela. Also, honey is much thicker than syrup and the taste will most definitely be affected. So happy to hear that, Linn. Can you use thick boneless pork chops instead? I made this thinking that he would like it and I would just eat a few bites and just indulge more so in some side dishes. I cut the recipe in half. Thank you! I wish I could eat that right now! Thanks! Whisk well to combine. I cook it all together and then remove the fatty bits of pork before serving. Am I reading these directions correctly? I know it seems like a long time, but it really does work. haha. I'm so glad you liked it! 3/ we also used smoked garlic... Gail, Hi Gail... thanks for dropping by! at 350 degrees. So, I have baked the pork once more, and have updated the photos. Notice the charred bits on the pork? Seasoning to sprinkle on: I was fresh out of parsley but had a bit of cilantro left over from last night and topped it off with that and the sesame seeds. In fact, the liquid is needed to keep the pork moist and tender. Only a few pieces were dry (likely from the higher temp) but overall they were moist and crisp! LOL. Hello, Your pork will dry out and the garlic you add in the next step, will burn and ruin your dish. Add the fish sauce, sugar, rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon of garlic into the bowl with the ribs and mix well. My, oh, my! I would love to help you out with this, Caitlin, but I really couldn't provide any specifics. If you do try it that way, come back and comment so that other readers might use that method too if it works well. Hi Sarah, 2 Heat the oil in a pan (remember, the pork is also fatty) and fry the bites until crispy all over. This one hits the mark and may I say.... Wowzers, it's a very tasty easy to put together treat. So, I can't comment on if this recipe will work in a slow cooker or not. I used pork belly instead. I did that too. :). Realy loved other ways but the above changes did make cooking it much less time consuming and the smoked garlic added a different layer in taste. Try something new for dinner tonight with this savory Chinese pork bake! Lastly, remove the dish from the oven again, add the sesame seeds, stir, and return to the oven for 30 minutes. Helene, you are a rock star! Chinese Crispy Pork Belly – SUMMARY. Should I have decreased the oven time to allow the meat a little more moisture? I don’t know about everyone else but my broil settings only let you broil at 450 F or higher. I would not recommend removing any of the fat from the pork before cooking it. Your recipe was the best substitute. :) So glad you liked it! Enjoy!! Dip meat in batter, fry in deep oil, temperature 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes till brown. So I tried reading through the comments to see if my question has been asked but there are so many! Drain none of the fat? 1 serving is about 110g/4oz and has 1g net carbs. I love pork. Chinese-Style Hot Pot With Rich Broth, Shrimp Balls, and Dipping Sauces. Thanks!!! I would serve this dish with plain steamed rice or quinoa. After cooking the pork for 30 minutes, you take it out, baste it, turn it, & baste the other side. If this recipe, here are some of the drippings out way too well done honey ribs! 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