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Pork Belly on Caramelized Pears

Category Main Course
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1483 calories
Skill Required Medium
Duration 45 minutes

A well-done pork belly should be so soft that it melts in your mouth. And so is our glazed pork belly with caramelized pears. Did we just say caramelized pears? Oh, you should totally try them alongside pork!

  • 1 pound (450 grams) pork belly, thin slices
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 ounces (55 grams) butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup (162 ml) water
  • 1 pear, slices
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (65 ml) cognac
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet and add the pork belly slices.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Stir and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
  • When the pork belly pieces start to cook, add the soy sauce.
  • Stir, cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the water. Cook until the pork belly is cooked through and the sauce reduces.
  • Take another skillet and melt the remaining butter on high heat.
  • Add the pear slices, brown sugar, and cognac.
  • When the liquid starts to simmer, light it using a long barbecue lighter. Light the pan right away so the pears don't absorb all the alcohol.
  • If you’re using a gas stove, remove the pan from the heat before you add the alcohol!
  • Cook for 1 more minute, then set aside.
  • Serve the pork belly with the caramelized pears.
Nutrition Per Serving
1483 kcal
160 g
23 g
23 g