Monday, May 12, 2008

Cooking with Mom...

Cooking for my kids became a fashion to me. I have learned to stay longer in the kitchen and concoct my own recipes that will suit their discriminating taste. I attended formal lessons, read and have indulged in trial and error kinda thing just to satisfy their cravings for a "mom's best" taste recipes. I came across this recipe and have tried this (with some adjustments) Asian Pork Belly Barbecue and it tastes real good. Try this....give yourself an Asian treat!


1 kg. pork belly (liempo) sliced 4 inches long

For Marinade:

2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
3 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. tomato catsup
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 c. chopped green onions
1/8 c. chopped cilantro (wansuy)
1/2 c. honey

For Garnishing:

1 tsp. vegetable oil for greasing
1 sprig cilantro leaves


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat the baking pan with vegetable oil evenly (you may use a pastry brush). Line the baking pan with a baking sheet.

2. In a large bowl, combine the nine (9) ingredients for marinade. Whisk to blend.

3. Place pork in a deep bowl (or may use a zip lock storage plastic bag), pour in the marinade and mix well to coat. Marinate for two hours or more.

4. Arrange the marinated pork in the baking pan in single layer.

5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, turning occasionally and basting the meat from time to time. You can also broil this (if you have 2 deck oven) six (6) inches away from the heat, turning each piece of meat once. Broil the meat for about 6 minutes on each side or until caramelized. Meanwhile, strain the left over marinade and cook in a pan until it is thick and sticky. When the meat is done, put some extra sauce on top of the pork and serve. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

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