Char grilled pork belly

Griddle Luke Nguyen's moreish Thai pork party snacks on the BBQ then dip into spicy sauces
By Luke Nguyen
Char grilled pork belly
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  • Serves: 4 as a snack dish
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 1 hour marinating time
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 4 coriander roots, scraped and chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 400 g pork belly, finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the dipping sauce

  • 125 ml tamarind water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pounded galangal
  • 1/2 tsp pounded garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp sliced coriander

Method

1. In a pestle and mortar, pound garlic, coriander roots and coriander seeds into a fine paste.

2. Place the pork belly and paste into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce & pepper. Mix well & marinate for at least an hour or overnight for a better result.

3. Bring a char grill to medium-high heat and grill each side for 8-10 minutes.

4. Chop the belly into 2cm thick pieces & serve with tamarind dipping sauce.


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