Keto Japanese Cha Shu Pork Belly

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    4 h 0 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    4 h 20 min

Keto Japanese Cha Shu Pork Belly

This pork belly is amazingly tender and is a great cook it and forget it kind of dish. The pork belly slab is rolled lengthwise and trussed tightly and then braised in a mixture of tamari, sake, scallions, ginger and fresh garlic. The pork roll is then cooled completely before slicing and can be served hot with broth or with cauliflower rice.

*Note: There is alcohol added for flavor but it is not included in the ingredient list because it contributes a negligible number of carbs or calories since it is only in the braising liquid which is tossed.

  • Net Carbs

    1.2 g

  • Fiber

    0.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    1.5 g

  • Protein

    14.7 g

  • Fats

    75.2 g

746 cals

Keto Japanese Cha Shu Pork Belly

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Ingredients

  • Pork Fresh Belly Raw

    Pork Fresh Belly Raw

    5 lb

  • Tamari Sauce

    Tamari Sauce

    1 cup

  • Water

    Water

    3 cup

  • Scallions

    Scallions

    4 medium - 4 1/8" long

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    6 teaspoon

  • Ginger

    Ginger

    4 slice - 1" diameter

Recipe Steps

steps 4

4 h 20 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 275 F. Roll the pork belly lengthwise and tie with butcher's twine to secure. Make sure your ties are very tight to keep the roll together. You can go over the roll a second time to secure any loose spots.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a 6 quart Dutch oven, combine the rest of the ingredients and place the pork belly inside the pot including 2 cups sake or white wine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Bring the pot to a boil and then place the pot with the lid on into the oven. Bake for at least 4-5 hours or until a knife goes easily into the meat. Flip the pork halfway through the cooking time. Chill completely before slicing and serving.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    The chilling step ensures the slices are nice and even.
    Step 4

Comments 1

  • MarvellousArugula559078

    MarvellousArugula559078 2 years ago

    I sliced fried and drained all the fat off. Making it a little healthier and stayed within my fat budget.