Braised Pork Belly with Leeks and Ginger

Braised Pork Belly with Leeks and Ginger

Braised Pork Belly with Leeks and Ginger

Awamori, a lightly sweet rice distillate, is used to blanch and cook—as well as coat—tender pork belly, resulting in a sticky, umami-rich sauce. Get the recipe for Braised Pork Belly with Leeks and Ginger »Matt Taylor-Gross

Awamori, a lightly sweet rice distillate, is used to blanch and cook, as well as coat in a sticky sauce, the tender cubes of pork belly, flavored with leeks, ginger, and dashi. Okinawa produces its own earthy type of brown sugar by slowly boiling sugarcane juice into deep brown blocks, but you can use standard dark brown sugar as a substitute.