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Korean Grilled Pork Belly (Samgyeopsal)

Can’t get enough of BTS? Try one of Suga’s favorite foods: Korean grilled pork belly (samgyeopsal). It’s simple, quick, and packed with flavor. Try a bite with a slice of garlic, jalapeño, and the ssamjang dipping sauce; it’s delicious!

Tasty Team
May 10, 2021
Total Time

35 minutes

35 min

Prep Time

25 minutes

25 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Korean Grilled Pork Belly (Samgyeopsal)
Total Time

35 minutes

35 min

Prep Time

25 minutes

25 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Ssamjang

  • 3 tablespoons soybean paste, doenjang
  • 1 tablespoon korean chili paste, gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Salt & Pepper Sesame Oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Pork Belly

  • 1 lb fresh pork belly (455 g)
  • perilla leaf
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 3 jalapeñoes, sliced into rounds
  • 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 687
  • Fat 69g
  • Carbs 3g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the ssamjang: In a medium bowl, stir together the soybean paste, chile paste, mirin, sesame oil, garlic, and sugar.
  2. Make the salt & pepper sesame oil: In a small bowl, stir together the salt, sesame oil, and pepper.
  3. Heat a Korean barbecue griddle or large pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, rub a piece of pork belly around the pan to grease with the melted fat, then arrange the pork belly in the pan in a single layer, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Cook until the pork belly is golden brown and crispy and the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F (63°C), 2–3 minutes per side.
  4. Cut the pork belly into bite-size pieces using kitchen shears, then arrange on a plate with the perilla leaves, red leaf lettuce, jalapeños, and garlic. Serve with the ssamjang and salt & pepper sesame oil.
  5. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Ssamjang

  • 3 tablespoons soybean paste, doenjang
  • 1 tablespoon korean chili paste, gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Salt & Pepper Sesame Oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Pork Belly

  • 1 lb fresh pork belly (455 g)
  • perilla leaf
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 3 jalapeñoes, sliced into rounds
  • 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 687
  • Fat 69g
  • Carbs 3g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the ssamjang: In a medium bowl, stir together the soybean paste, chile paste, mirin, sesame oil, garlic, and sugar.
  2. Make the salt & pepper sesame oil: In a small bowl, stir together the salt, sesame oil, and pepper.
  3. Heat a Korean barbecue griddle or large pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, rub a piece of pork belly around the pan to grease with the melted fat, then arrange the pork belly in the pan in a single layer, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Cook until the pork belly is golden brown and crispy and the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F (63°C), 2–3 minutes per side.
  4. Cut the pork belly into bite-size pieces using kitchen shears, then arrange on a plate with the perilla leaves, red leaf lettuce, jalapeños, and garlic. Serve with the ssamjang and salt & pepper sesame oil.
  5. Enjoy!
Korean Grilled Pork Belly (Samgyeopsal)

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