Add the sauce at the end: While you can baste your pork belly with sauce while it’s cooking, it’s best to add the sauce at the end of the cooking process. This will prevent the sauce from burning and will ensure that the flavors are fresh and vibrant.
Let’s dig in!
Simple Sauces for Pork Belly
Barbecue Sauce: A classic choice for pork belly, barbecue sauce adds a sweet and smoky flavor to the meat. You can make your own sauce using ingredients like ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, and vinegar, or use your favorite store-bought brand.
White BBQ Sauce: This White BBQ Sauce is a rich and tangy twist on traditional barbecue sauce. Made with mayo, horseradish, and seasonings, the bold flavors pair perfectly with grilled meats and so much more!
Chimichurri Sauce: A fresh and tangy sauce made from parsley, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil. It adds a bright and herbaceous flavor to the pork belly, making it a great option for those who prefer lighter sauces.
Pineapple Salsa: A fresh and fruity salsa made from diced pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. It adds a bright and tropical flavor to the pork belly, making it a perfect option for summertime barbecues.
Hoisin Sauce: This thick, sweet, and savory sauce made from soybeans, sugar, garlic, and other spices is a popular choice for pork belly. It pairs well with the fatty richness of the meat and adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavor.
Sweet Chili Sauce: This sauce has a sweet and slightly spicy flavor that complements the richness of pork belly. It is made from sugar, chili peppers, garlic, and vinegar and can be found in most grocery stores.
Many of these pork belly sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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