Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly


If you’ve never had Korean BBQ before, you’ve to give it a try at least once!  For the ones that are familiar with KBB (Korean BBQ), you might agree with us when we say it was designed for low-carb/keto!

It is endless amounts of delicious marinated meats and if you know which ones to avoid (sugar), you can low-carb/keto-stuff yourself full!  It’s similar to the idea of Brazilian BBQ, but there’s a catch!

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You have to cook the meat yourself, which could be challenging when you have 2 young kids that insist they want to grill the meat themselves but can’t even use a tong!

So for the times we elect to just eat at home, we created this KBB inspired Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly dish!

We took the idea of a garlic marinated pork belly and just wrapped it in some boiled Napa/Chinese cabbage topped with a piece of kimchi!  Tangy, salty, garlicky and absolutely delish!

It’s really easy to put together but does require overnight marination, so plan ahead.  We start with making your rub/marinade, which consists of garlic, ginger, salt, black pepper and some Korean Miso.

Make sure to use Korean Miso as it does tastes very different from Japanese miso.  If you only have Japanese miso, it’ll work, but will taste different.

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We then mix all that together and rub it onto the pork belly and let the meat absorb all that goodness in the fridge overnight!

The next day, we simply boil down some Chinese cabbage or Napa to serve as the wrap.  From there, we simply pan fry the pork belly in Sesame Oil for added flavors.

To enjoy, we just use the Chinese cabbage wraps to wrap the pork belly with a couple of pieces of kimchi and there you go!  Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly!  If you’re low-carb/keto, just be careful when selecting your kimchi as some of them use sugar.

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To make this dish, you’ll need to get some Korean Miso, kimchi, Sesame Oil and Chinese cabbage (napa).  You should be able to find everything you need at a Korean supermarket.

Now, if you’re ready, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 10M

Marinate Time 10-12H

Cook Time 5M

Total Time 10H15M

Net Carb/Serv ~3g

Servings 1-2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length)
  • 2 tbsp Korean Miso
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 8-10 Medium Size Chinese Cabbage Leaves (1 leaf per pork piece)
  • 2 oz Kimchi
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Use a grater to grate ginger and garlic.  Set aside.

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3) In a mixing bowl, add grated garlic, grated ginger, Korean Miso, salt and black pepper.  Mix well to form a paste.

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4) Rub the paste onto pork belly and once done, put pork belly into a ziplock bag and squeeze as much air out as you can.  Seal and place into the refrigerator for 10-12 hours.

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5) Once marination is completed, add enough water to cook Chinese cabbage leaves in a large stove top pot and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, add Chinese cabbage leaves and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender.  Once done, transfer to serving plate.

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6) Meanwhile, plate kimchi.

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7) Wash rub off of pork belly.  Cut pork belly into 1/2″ bite-size pieces.

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8) In a cast iron pan, add Sesame Oil on high heat (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot.  So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan).  When the oil is ready, it will start lightly smoking.

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9) Add pork belly onto cast iron pan and cook for each side for 1.5 – 2.5 minutes.  Plate once cooked.

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10) To assemble, layout 1 Chinese cabbage leaf, then place a pork belly on top.  Add 1-2 pieces of kimchi and carefully roll Chinese cabbage leaf to form a wrap.

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Hope you enjoy this low-carb/keto Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly!

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Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Miso Garlic Infused Pork Belly. Juicy bite of marinated pork belly with flavors of kimchi effervescence. Net Carb / Serving ~3g. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: keto korean bbq, keto pork belly, kimchi pork belly, korean pork belly wrap, low carb korean bbq, low carb pork belly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 3735kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Pork Belly the Costco one is about 10" in length
  • 2 tbsp Miso Korean
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 8-10 Leaves Medium Size Chinese Cabbage 1 leaf per pork piece
  • 2 oz Kimchi
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (1)
  • Use a grater to grate ginger and garlic. Set aside.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (20)
  • In a mixing bowl, add grated garlic, grated ginger, Korean Miso, salt and black pepper. Mix well to form a paste.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (23)
  • Rub the paste onto pork belly and once done, put pork belly into a ziplock bag and squeeze as much air out as you can. Seal and place into the refrigerator for 10-12 hours.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (24)
  • Once marination is completed, add enough water to cook Chinese cabbage leaves in a large stove top pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add Chinese cabbage leaves and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Once done, transfer to serving plate.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (25)
  • Meanwhile, plate kimchi.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (13)
  • Wash rub off of pork belly. Cut pork belly into 1/2" bite-size pieces.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (30)
  • In a cast iron pan, add Sesame Oil on high heat (please note that cast iron pan & handle gets VERY hot. So please wear mitts if you need to handle the pan). When the oil is ready, it will start lightly smoking.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (16)
  • Add pork belly onto cast iron pan and cook for each side for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes. Plate once cooked.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (31)
  • To assemble, layout 1 Chinese cabbage leaf, then place a pork belly on top. Add 1-2 pieces of kimchi and carefully roll Chinese cabbage leaf to form a wrap.
    Kimchi Wrapped Miso Pork Belly Recipe (33)

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Nutrition

Calories: 3735kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 377g | Saturated Fat: 134g | Cholesterol: 490mg | Sodium: 1778mg | Potassium: 1366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg

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