Lockdown Recipe Series: Pork Belly Pitas

Slow Cooked Pork Belly Pitas

The first recipe of our lockdown recipe series is from Head Chef, Oliver Xie. All of the ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen cupboard or local supermarket.

Ingredients:
  • 500g pork belly
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 whole red chilli
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 400g water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 fresh green chilli
  • 100g caster sugar
Method:
  • Cut pork belly in to 8 pieces
  • Place pork belly into a large pot with everything except the coriander and green chilli
  • Leave the pot on slow heat to cook for 3 hours (during this time you can go for a walk or watch a movie!)
  • Take out the belly and use a large spoon to smash it or separate the meat – it’s very tender and the belly should resemble pulled pork
  • Place the smashed pork belly back in with the cooked liquid mix
  • Chop the coriander and green chilli and mix it into the pork
  • Toast pita bread and fill each pocket with a generous scoop of pork
  • Enjoy!

 

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