Braised Pork Belly Bao

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1 1/2 pounds fresh pork belly, with skin
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1/2 cup vegetable stock
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon shaohsing rice wine
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon sichuan peppercorns
2 star anise
1 tablespoon cornstarch blended with 2 tablespoons water (cornstarch slurry)
1 cup salted peanuts, ground or chopped
2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar
10 to12 chinese bao buns or small plain burger buns
Quick cucumber and shallot pickle, recipe follows
2 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces, then julienned
4 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 hothouse or english cucumber, thinly sliced
1 large shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar

Nutrition 4 servings

Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 1,580
Fat 121g 186%
Carbs 84g 28%
Protein 38g 77%
Fiber 9g 38%
Cholesterol 122mg 40%
Sodium 1,852mg 77%


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