Okinawa Shoyu Pork Recipe -
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Okinawa Shoyu Pork

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"Rich and full of flavor, pork belly is slowly simmered in a sweet and savory mixture of soy sauce and brown sugar. Serve it over a bowl of steamy rice for a meal worth waiting for."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs 45 mins


  1. Place pork belly in a large pot and pour in enough water to cover pork by 1 inch; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 hours. Discard water and fill pot with fresh water 1-inch above the pork. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until pork begins to soften, about 1 hour.
  2. Remove pork from the water and place on a work surface. Allow pork to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Slice the thick skin off the pork and discard. Cut the pork meat into 1-inch-wide slices.
  4. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, mirin, 1/2 cup water, ginger, and 1 large and 1 small clove garlic in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the pork and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and place a sheet of aluminum foil directly over pork and sauce. Simmer mixture, turning pork frequently, until evenly cooked, 30 to 45 minutes.
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  • Calories
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 2509 mg
  • 100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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