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Crispy Sesame Ginger Pork Belly


Pork belly in Asian cooking is probably one of the most popular cuts of pork, even more so than pork chops.  Historically in the states though, it’s the opposite where pork chops holds the majority of the market share. 

But lately, there seems to have been a growth in the demand pork belly to the point where Costco, and even our local supermarket, has started to carry it!  So with that, we thought it would be a great time to introduce this simple pork belly recipe here on LCA – Crispy Sesame Ginger Pork Belly!

This was actually one of the 1st dishes I put together growing up.  It is super easy and tastes so good!  It is very similar to our Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly in regards to ingredients and flavors but just prepared differently. 

The ingredients on this are all straight forward and simple, but don’t let that fool you on how great this dish tastes!  It was one of the dishes that got me through college and for good reason; it’s fast, easy and delicious!

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Given this recipe is cooked on a frying pan, it creates a nice crispy texture on the pork belly that pairs well together with salt and sesame oil. 

The ginger and green onions adds a certain complexity that’s well balanced within the profile.  This dish as pictured comes in at ~1g per serving, so definitely a nice option for low-carb/keto dish!  If you are looking to make a full meal, it would go well with some cauliflower rice or some steamed vegetables!

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For this dish, the only special ingredients you would need is Sesame Oil, which can be picked up on Amazon or a local Asian supermarket. 

Note – make sure you pick up 100% Sesame Oil and not the blended type as the flavors on those are heavily diluted.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Cooking Time 10M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~1g

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length)
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Inch of Ginger
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Cut pork belly into ~1/2 inch thickness.  The length of each piece can vary but it’s best to be around 1-2 inches long per slice.  Note – it’s easier to slice meat more precisely if semi-frozen.

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3) Finely chop green onion stalk and set aside.

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4) Grate garlic and ginger with a grater and transfer into a small mixing bowl.  Combine Sesame Oil, salt and black pepper, mix well and set aside.

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5) Bring a large Teflon frying pan up to temperature on high, should take around 1 minute.  Once up to temp, reduce to medium-high heat, transfer pork belly and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side until nicely browned.  Note – after about 5 minutes, the oils from the pork belly will start to accumulate in the pan and you will start deep frying.  This is where the pork belly will really crisp up.

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6) Transfer the pork belly onto a holding plate.

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7) In a new large Teflon frying pan, place on high heat, add sauce from step 4) and spread it out evenly. Once sauce starts to bubble/become fragrant (about 1 minute),  add back the pork belly.  Mix pork belly around until well coated and transfer onto serving plate.  Top with green onions and enjoy!

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Crispy Sesame Ginger Pork Belly

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Crispy Sesame Ginger Pork Belly. Enjoy this delicious quick and easy dish at only ~1g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
4.84 from 6 votes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Korean
Keyword: garlicsesameporkbelly, ketoasianporkbelly, ketoporkbellypanfry, lowcarbasianporkbelly, lowcarbporkbellypanfry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly the Costco one is about 10″ in length
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Cut pork belly into ~1/2 inch thickness. The length of each piece can vary but it's best to be around 1-2 inches long per slice. Note - it's easier to slice meat more precisely if semi-frozen.
  • Finely chop green onion stalk and set aside.
  • Grate garlic and ginger with a grater and transfer into a small mixing bowl. Combine Sesame Oil, salt and black pepper, mix well and set aside.
  • Bring a large Teflon frying pan up to temperature on high, should take around 1 minute. Once up to temp, reduce to medium-high heat, transfer pork belly and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side until nicely browned. Note - after about 5 minutes, the oils from the pork belly will start to accumulate in the pan and you will start deep frying. This is where the pork belly will really crisp up.
  • Transfer the pork belly onto a holding plate.
  • In a new large Teflon frying pan, place on high heat, add sauce from step 4) and spread it out evenly. Once sauce starts to bubble/become fragrant (about 1 minute), add back the pork belly. Mix pork belly around until well coated and transfer onto serving plate. Top with green onions and enjoy!

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