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Video:How to Make Spicy Korean Pork

with Kevin Chan

Spicy Korean pork is an easy stir-fry recipe packed full of aromatic Asian flavors. Watch this About.com video to learn how to make spicy Korean pork.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Spicy Korean Pork

Hi, I’m Kevin for About.com and today we’re going to learn how to make spicy Korean pork.

Spicy Korean Pork Ingredients

  • 1 lb of pork belly, which is similar to bacon but much thicker.  You may use more meat if serving more people, however the marinade ingredients for this recipe are inadequate for anything over 2 lbs.
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into large pieces and broken apart
  • 3 green onions, cut into 1 inch strips with the bulbs removed
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced ginger root
  • 1/3 cup kochujang, which is a Korean hot pepper paste available at most Asian markets
  • 2 tablespoons kochukaru, which is a Korean hot pepper spice also available at most Asian markets
  • 2 tablespoons of natural brown sugar – it is important to use natural, non-sticky brown sugar, and not the typical baking variety
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray to grease the pan
  • Cooked rice or iceberg lettuce as an optional side and garnish, we will be using a base of lettuce to set the meal on.

Stir Fry the Spicy Korean Pork Ingredients

Now that you have all of your ingredients laid out, you will be amazed at how simple this dish is to prepare. Simply get a large frying pan – preferably a wok as this is considered stir-fry – and grease it with oil or cooking spray.

Next, cut the pork belly strips into small pieces ½ inch to 1 inch long and set aside.

Heat the pan over high heat, until oil begins to spit and jump. Then, throw all of the ingredients into the wok and mix together with a wooden spoon.

Be sure to toss the ingredients regularly so the items on the bottom don’t burn. You may do so by flipping them, if you are skilled at that, or simply turn them over with your spoon.

Cook the entire combination for about 10 minutes. The stir-fry is done when the pork is fully cooked, and the onion appears soft and translucent.

Remove the wok from heat, and then spoon out appropriate portions of the spicy pork onto your serving dishes. This is a hearty dinner meal, so feel free to make the portions large.

You may serve the pork with some rice or on top of lettuce if you prefer to keep your starches light.

That’s it! Now you are ready to enjoy your spicy Korean pork.

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