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How It’s Made: Chinese Salted Pork

How It’s Made: Chinese Salted Pork
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Like a lot of bacon from around the world, Chinese salted pork is often made from pork belly. Chef John shows you how it’s made with step by step instruction.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 7 days 23 hr 55 min
COOKING TIME: 5 min
TOTAL TIME: 8 days
6 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 2.2 lb. Pork belly with skin, Cut into about 1 inch thick long strips
  • 8 oz. Coarse salt
  • 1 oz. Sichuan peppercorn
  • 5 cup Hard liquor, small amount
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
In wok over medium heat, add salt and Sichuan peppercorn, and stir until peppercorn fragrance.
Step 2
Step 2
2
Put salt in a shallow container.
Step 3
Step 3
3
In another bowl with enough hard liquor, bath pork strips in liquor.
Step 4
Step 4
4
Rub pork strips with salt mixture. Place a heavy object on top of pork strips. Set aside overnight.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Tie a string to one end of pork strip, and hang with air-dry method for at least 7-10 days. (It's the best for natural aging and dehydration processes in the cold and windy winter months.)
Step 6
Step 6
6
Chinese Bacon is ready.
Final Notes
Final Notes
To prepare Chinese salted pork dishes: in a large bowl with cold water, wash off salt mixture and soak the pork overnight before cooking.
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