Korean Pork-Belly Wraps (Bo Ssam)

Korean Pork-Belly Wraps (Bo Ssam)
Let everyone build their own lettuce wraps at the table, starting with a slice of tender boiled pork belly.Thomas Payne

In this traditional Korean dish, pork belly is poached with soybean paste and plenty of aromatics for flavor, then sliced and served with all kinds of accompaniments at the table. Try to get a little bit of each filling in a leaf of lettuce or perilla before wrapping: a chunk of meat with a dab of ssamjang and a smidge of salted shrimp, a piece of kimchi, a sliver of garlic, and a slice of chile. The kimchi can be swapped out for musaengchae, a spicy radish salad you can find at Korean markets.

This recipe comes from chef Michael Kim of Maum in Palo Alto, CA.

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