Chinese 5 Spice Pork

Courtesy of Chef Richard Blais

Serves 4
Time 48 Hours

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound (454 g) pork belly
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Chinese 5-Spice powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper
  • 1 slice bacon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat SousVide Supreme to desired serving temperature 140F/60C for medium.
  2. Put pork belly into a cooking pouch with seasonings and bacon slice, and vacuum seal.
  3. Cook for 48 hours at 140F/60C.
  4. Remove pork belly from the pouch and crisp the surface in a hot skillet or under the broiler before serving.
  5. Serve immediately with your choice of side dishes. The pork pairs especially well with Brussels sprouts, macaroni & cheese, and applesauce.