Joan's Maple Glazed Pork Belly Bao Buns

March 28, 2019 0 Comments

Joan's Maple Glazed Pork Belly Bao Buns

Ingredients:

Our friends Joan and Kyle at Field Notes NY have been experimenting with savory maple dishes. Check out the recipe below for their maple take on bao buns!
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 1/2 cups grated yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 3.3 lbs of pork belly, skin on, cut into 1.5 inch cubes
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 5 tablespoon maple sugar¬†
  • 1/2 cup dark maple syrup
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorn
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 12 bao buns (can be found in the freezer section of an Asian grocery)

Instructions:

Sautee onion and garlic over low heat until tender, about 7-10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (besides bao buns) along with onion mixture to pressure cooker. Pressure cook at a gauge of 15 pst/high pressure for 45 minutes. Start timing when full pressure is reached. Let cooker cool when done. Lift meat from the cooking liquid with a slotted spoon and put into a frying pan. Strain cooking liquid into a pot. Transfer one cup of the cooking liquid into the pan with pork belly and simmer over medium heat, gently turning and basting until it is glazed, about 12-15 minutes. Serve on bao buns and enjoy!