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Coffee Smoked Pork Belly


There’s no denying that the world is getting smaller and coming closer together, call it the effects of globalization.  And with that comes many changes like the integration of different cultures and their foods!  Which is exactly how this low-carb/keto Coffee Smoked Pork Belly recipe, as well as LCA, came about!

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My father-in-law (an excellent cook by the way) was watching his Taiwanese TV show when they brought up the idea of pork belly being roasted over coffee grinds.  He brought it up to me and asked if I thought it’d taste any good.  That’s when I heard Joey from Friends voice say “what’s not to like?  Pork good, coffee good, pork belly gooooood“!

So he gave this dish a go and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  I modified a couple of steps to give it a little more depth but this recipe is from his inspiration, so thank you Ba!

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For this dish, we start with at nice basic base rub consisting of salt, black pepper and garlic.  We then let that delicious marinate into the pork belly overnight and then the next day, throw it in the pot and boil it down to get it nice and tender.  Finally, we finish the pork belly off with some coffee smoke to give it a nice brown tint and a touch of coffee aromas!

This dish is strictly meat so that means no carbs!  So all you low-carb/keto people out there, feel free to make 1,5, or 100 of these with no guilt on the carb count.

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For this dish, you’ll need some coffee grinds and also a roasting rack.  If you don’t have one handy,  you can improvise with some aluminum foil.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 10M

Marination Time 12H

Cook Time 1H

Total Time 13H10M

Net Carb/Serv 0g

Servings 8-10 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 5-8 tbsp Coffee Grind

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and place into a mixing bowl.

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3) Combine salt and black pepper into the mixing bowl to from rub.  Thoroughly rub the seasoning into the pork belly and transfer to a zip lock bag.  Squeeze as much air you can out and refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

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4) After 12 hours, wash off rub with water and set aside.

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5) Fill stove top pot with enough water to completely submerge entire pork belly and bring to boil.

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6) Once boiling, add the entire pork belly inside.  Bring heat down to low, cover and cook for 40 minutes.

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7) After 40 minutes, remove pork belly from water and place on cutting board.  Cut into bite-size pieces that are about 1/2 inch in width. 

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8) In a frying pan, place aluminum foil on the bottom, followed by coffee grinds and then roasting rack on top of aluminum foil.  Set to heat to medium-high and after 3-4 minutes, you should see light smoke coming out of the pan.  If not, adjust the heat until you get this result.  Place cut pork belly slices on roasting rack and cover pan.  Reduce heat to medium and continue to smoke for 15-20 minutes or until pork belly attains a light brown tint.  Once color is attained, remove and transfer to a serving plate.

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Coffee Smoked Pork Belly

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Pork Belly. Infused with coffee smoke for bold taste . Net Carb/Serv 0g. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe so quick, easy and worth the effort.
4.67 from 3 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: Asian style pork belly, Japanese pork belly recipes, keto pork belly recipe, low carb pork belly recipe, pork belly fusion, Taiwanese pork belly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Marination Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 13 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Pieces
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly the Costco one is about 10" in length
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 5-8 tbsp Coffee Grind

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and place into a mixing bowl.
  • Combine salt and black pepper into the mixing bowl to from rub. Thoroughly rub the seasoning into the pork belly and transfer to a zip lock bag. Squeeze as much air you can out and refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, wash off rub with water and set aside.
  • Fill stove top pot with enough water to completely submerge entire pork belly and bring to boil.
  • Once boiling, add the entire pork belly inside. Bring heat down to low, cover and cook for 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes, remove pork belly from water and place on cutting board. Cut into bite-size pieces that are about 1/2 inch in width.
  • In a frying pan, place aluminum foil on the bottom, followed by coffee grinds and then roasting rack on top of aluminum foil.  Set to heat to medium-high and after 3-4 minutes, you should see light smoke coming out of the pan.  If not, adjust the heat until you get this result.  Place cut pork belly slices on roasting rack and cover pan.  Reduce heat to medium and continue to smoke for 15-20 minutes or until pork belly attains a light brown tint.  Once color is attained, remove and transfer to a serving plate.

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