Red Cooked Pork is an effortless way to braise pork that will impress people with it’s deep, intense flavors and wow them with it’s effortless preparation. Serve it over hot rice or, if you’re grain free, enjoy it over shredded steamed cabbage, either way it’s sure to get rave reviews and recipe requests.
If you can get your hands on an uncured pork belly, I highly recommend this recipe for braised pork. It’s so hands off, it practically cooks itself, leaving you time to do whatever else you need to get done. I bet it could even be done in the crock pot with hardly any variations to the directions. The red/brown color, shockingly, does NOT come from red food dye, although many restaurants prepare it that way, or maybe just lame restaurants in Alaska make it that way, the red color comes from soy sauce, caramelized sugar and the long slow cook, not a bottle. I’ve been lusting over Heather’s Red Cooked Pork Belly for a while now, it’s been bookmarked in my head ever since she posted about it, LAST May. My only question now is, why did I wait so long?