Instant Pot Braised Pork Belly

One of the favorite and comfort Chinese entrée recipe for New Year night dinner parties… Braising sauce of shallots, garlic, fish sauce and soy sauce with caramelized sugar gives a delish touch to pork belly.

Instant Pot Braised Pork Belly
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Braised Pork Belly, scallions, shallots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
  • 2 shallots chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp thick soy sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper as required
  • 2 1/2 lb lean pork belly cut into 1-inch squares
  • 7 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 scallion (green part) chopped
  • In a large bowl, add theshallots, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, salt andblack pepper and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the pork pieces and coat with the mixture generously.
  • Place the sugar in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until sugar starts to become dark in color, stirring frequently.
  • Add the pork belly pieces and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Select “Cancel” and stir in the coconut water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about35 minutes. 
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release for about 15 minutes and then, do a quick release.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and serve with the garnishing of scallion.
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