Caramelized Braised Pork Belly (paleo, AIP)
Recipe type: Paleo, Autoimmune Protocol
Cuisine: Asian-inspired
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
Fall apart in your mouth succulence, this pork belly is basically meat crack. Probably a once-in-a-while treat but so well worth it.
  • Marinade
  • 1 Asian pear
  • 2-3 scallions (reserve some for garnish)
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tb ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tb coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tb ACV
  • 1-2 tb coconut sugar (optional, can sub honey or other sweetener)
  • 2 tb olive or avocado oil
  • 2 pounds pork belly
  • avocado oil for cooking
  • water for braise
  • sea salt
  1. Food process the marinade ingredients into a liquid-y paste.
  2. Cut pork belly into bite-sized pieces and cover with marinade (can add a couple tablespoons of water if needed to fully cover the pork belly). Leave to marinate for a few hours.
  3. Remove pork belly and pat dry (save marinade for use in the braise). Sear on high heat to brown pieces on both sides.
  4. Transfer to a pot, add leftover marinade, and 2-3 cups of water. Cook on medium heat for 1 - 1.5 hours, until pork belly is tender. Season with additional salt if needed and serve.
Recipe by Flash Fiction Kitchen at