Our recipe for Okinawa Shoyu Pork Recipe is super easy to prepare. While well versed in geography, for some odd reason, I never think of Okinawa Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain New Price: $20.64 Old Price: $24.95You Save: $4.31 (as of 02/23/2018 08:35 UTC) as part of the Japan.
In fact, even in Okinawa, the largest island in the Ryukyu Islands Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain New Price: $20.64 Old Price: $24.95You Save: $4.31 (as of 02/23/2018 08:35 UTC) chain of Japan, they call Japan – nearly two and half hours away by air – the “mainland”.
They are that different in so many ways. Even their cuisines are different as explained in this CNN travel article. It is a combination of Chinese, mainland Japan and various Southeast Asian cultures. This dish is one of my favorites!
Let’s explore how to prepare what is in effect a very easy recipe using pork belly Farmland Belly Pork, 51.7 Pound -- 1 each. New Price: (as of 02/23/2018 08:35 UTC) .
Pork belly is inexpensive but not that common an offering in the supermarket meat section. You’ll find them at Shopper’s Food next to the pig’s feet. 🙂
Pork belly slow cooked in water until fork tender, then simmered in a soy and mirin based “sweet and sour” sauce until perfectly glazed.
This recipe can easily be doubled. Two strips of pork belly will not affect the length of cooking time. Prepare twice as much of the glaze recipe.
What do you think of my first video? Sixteen seconds of my Okinawa Shoyu Pork recipe simmering in a rich sweet and sour sauce. 🙂
At this point, the aroma of the ginger Simply Organic Ginger Root Ground Certified Organic, 1.64-Ounce Container New Price: $3.95 Old Price: $3.95 (as of 02/23/2018 08:35 UTC) and garlic plus that of the Shoyu bubbling away is enough to make you want to sample the meat. Then sample it again, just to make sure.
You could easily make a piggy out of yourself with this recipe. It’s hard to believe something so simple tastes so good!
Okinawa Shoyu Pork recipe prepared in a slow cooker works like a charm when using a pork butt Pork Butt - BBQ Competition Grade Compart Duroc Pork Butts New Price: (as of 02/23/2018 08:35 UTC) or larger pieces of pork. I will definitely prepare the recipe this way – browning the meat first – when cooking for a crowd.
All you need for dinner is a steaming crock of rice and some crisp oriental vegetables and you are set to experience incredible flavors.
Don’t limit yourself to pork with this simmer sauce. Try it with chicken! Click HERE for another video montage of an Okinawa Shoyu Pork recipe.
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