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Braised Pork Belly with Onions is a recipe from a supermarket folder and I was curious enough to make it and see if supermarket recipes are as good and easy to prepare as it said. Yes, it was both good and easy.

IMG_5808 BraisedPorkBelly w Onion&Leek & CouscousRecipe from Jumbo Supermarket Folder, April 2016 issue

Serves 4; Preparation & Cooking Time: ±40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 pcs (±500g) pork belly, skin removed
  • 3 large red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 100ml water
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • seasoning, to taste

To serve with:

  • 200g couscous
  • 350ml hot stock
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cucumber, cubed
  • 2 tomatoes, cubed
  • a bunch of chives or parsley, chopped

Preparation:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a deep-pan and brown pork belly on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  2. In same pan, put in onions and fry for abt 4 mins, till translucent but not browned.
    Add in pork belly, honey, water and thyme and stir well to mix.
  3. Lower heat and simmer with cover on pan for abt 20-25 mins till water has evaporated.
  4. 5 mins before braised pork’s ready, prepare couscous.
  5. Put couscous in a large bowl and add in hot stock. Mix well and cover bowl with clingfilm. Put aside so couscous could steam and cook.
  6. When water in couscous has evaporated, remove clingfilm and leave for a min.
  7. Then add in lemon juice, cucumber, tomatoes, chives or parsley and seasoning, if needed, to taste.
  8. IMG_5810 BraisedPorkBelly w Onion&Leek & CouscousIMG_5812 BraisedPorkBelly w Onion&Leek & Couscous

  9. Check braising pork, serve when water has evaporated.
  10. Remove thyme and serve immediately with couscous.

IMG_5815 BraisedPorkBelly w Onion&Leek & Couscous



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