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Prep Time:
45 Minutes
Marinade Time:
24 Hours Sous Vide
Serves:
4
Grill time:
15 Minutes + Sous Vide

Pork Belly Sliders

with Thai Mango Salad

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Pork Belly Sliders
Serves 4
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 24 Hours Sous Vide
Grill time: 15 Minutes + Sous Vide
Sure, you can easily make petite patties and slap them on miniature buns for your Super Bowl nosh, but why not turn your taste buds up to eleven with some unique Pork Belly Sliders with Thai Mango Salad. You’ll want to serve these on fresh brioche buns, or maybe even get real fancy with homemade steam buns. I borrowed stole some dough from the recipe for Homemade Pretzel Bites and created deliciously dense buns that worked well for this recipe, however, feel free to contain the deliciousness from this recipe in a bun-ly creation of your choice. 

Cook Sous Vide for 24 hours
Cook Sous Vide for 24 hours
Allow the cooked pork to dry
Allow the cooked pork to dry
Prepare the salad
Prepare the salad

Pork Belly Sliders

Serves: 4       Total Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients

Pork Belly

  • 1 lb. pork belly
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 ½-inch knob of ginger, grated
  • 1½ tsp. sesame oil
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 to 8 buns for serving, could be steam buns, brioche, pretzel, use your favorite. 

Mango Salad

  • 1 under ripe mango, or a thai green mango, julienned
  • ½ of a red pepper, julienned 
  • 1 small thai red chili, minced
  • 1 green onion, white finely sliced, green sliced on bias
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Directions

Step 1
24 hours in advance, prepare a water bath and preheat the Sous Vide to 154°F. We used Joule by ChefSteps.
Step 2
In a sturdy zippered bag, or vacuum bag, combine the honey, soy, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and chili flakes. Set the pork belly into the liquid and seal the bag, removing as much air as possible. Submerge the bag into the water bath and set your timer for 24 hours. If you have issues with the bag floating, a small ramekin or spoon in the bag will keep your meal underwater. Don’t forget to clip it to the side of the pot too. Cover the pot with plastic wrap, leaving a small vent. This will prevent excessive evaporation.
Step 3
After 24 hours, remove the pork belly from the water bath. Place the pork on a plate to dry, reserve the sauce in a saucepan for later.
Step 4
While your pork belly is drying (this helps you crisp up the skin later), make the mango salad. This is the hardest part of the prep work for this recipe. Peel and then julienne the mango. Julienne the red pepper, and toss the mango and red pepper with the red chili, and white part of the green onion. Refrigerate until serving.
Step 5
Juice the lime, and whisk in the sesame oil, soy, garlic, and maple syrup. Refrigerate until serving.
Step 6
Spoon a tablespoon of the pork sauce into a ramekin and add the cornstarch. Add more sauce if the cornstarch is too thick. Bring the pork sauce to a simmer and add a little of the pork and cornstarch mixture, simmering until thickened. Remove from heat.
Step 7
Preheat your grill to 500°F, or high, or preheat your side burner to high. Slice the pork belly into about eight slices. Grill over direct heat until the outside has crisped nicely on both sides. Remove from heat.
Step 8
Assemble the sliders; toss the mango salad with the salad dressing. Dip, drizzle, slather, or brush the pork with the thickened sauce. Place one or two slices of pork onto your chosen bun, then top with a generous helping of mango salad, green onion and sesame seeds for garnish.
Slice the pork belly
Slice the pork belly
Serve on buns
Serve on buns
Pile high with mango salad
Pile high with mango salad
Serve with delicious drinks
Serve with delicious drinks
Eat in good company
Eat in good company

These Pork Belly Sliders with Thai Mango Salad were delicious. The sweet, nearly buttery texture of the pork, combined with the crunch from the grilled crust and fresh mango salad; the salad itself providing a tart and spicy counterpoint to the pork. Take a bite of these delicious sliders when you see a great play and you’ll be sure to enhance the entire experience. Or make these just because you want to treat yourself to some delicious dinner. Either way, you won’t regret it. What’s your favorite way to eat pork belly? 

Happy Grilling!



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