did a korean grilled belly pork with gochujang for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 18.11.2016. ^^
this my 22nd friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre.
the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.
i just came back from korean on monday few days back. enjoyed all the korean bbq. 🙂
quite apt i guess to do a korean dish.
anyway i decided what to cook last minute & went to sheng shiong at 9.30pm last evening (ie the night before) & bought 1.5kg belly pork.
then i realized i did not have gochujang & went SS again & boughtthe only available 170g container. i think S$2.40??
after scalding to remove scum, i had the belly pork in sealed oven dishes in 95degC ove for 5.5hrs. started about 12am.
i got up about 6.45am, sliced the belly pork & seasoned with 2 tbsp gochujang, 4 tsp chopped garlic & 3cm chopped ginger.
then i cooked the onions & leeks.
1 whole large onion, & 1 whole leek.
first fried chopped garlic, the onions, then added leek. & oyster sauce & fish sauce.
dished them out onto the aluminium tray for transport.
then i fried the 1.5kg belly pork in 2 batches.
hot pan, a bit of butter, then the belly pork. charred a little bit but didn’t want to overcook. the dished on top of the onions & leek, covered with aluminium foil & transport to teban gardens.
anyway the community service centre folks & the volunteers all loved it.
pork was very tender but not breaking, good bite & quite excellent korean gochujang flavour & sweet tasty pork.
super la! ^^
<below i adjust the recipe for 500g belly pork>
- 500g belly pork
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 leek
brine (i only used 1/2 the brine to fill my 2 oven dishes with the pork inside)
- 1 tbsp flat sugar
- 1 tbsp flat salt
- 1 cup water (240ml)
- 1 tbsp gochujang
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 2cm chopped ginger
- scald to remove scum
- place belly pork (covered in brine) in sealed oven dishes in 95degC oven for 5.5hrs.
- slice belly pork & season with gochujang, chopped garlic, chopped ginger.
- meanwhile fry onions & leek & set aside.
- return marinated belly pork to hot pan & fry. char it a little.
- dish out the belly pork & serve over the vegetables.