Flavored with Korean soybean paste (doenjang) and honey, this oven roasted Korean pork belly is succulent and full of flavor. Serve this delicious pork belly with spicy onion salad.

Oven Roasted Korean Pork Belly is served with lettuce and onion salad

LOVE pork belly? The you should try this oven roasted Korean pork belly with onion salad. It is inexpensive, easy to cook with, and delicious.

We call this layered belly part of pig, “Samgyupsal, 삼겹살”. There are two most popular ways to enjoy this delicious pig in Korea.

One: Slice to bite size pieces and grill. Serve with lettuce and pungent topping sauce. This is the typical Samgyupsal dish.

Two: Braise the whole chunk with a bunch of herbs in water, then slice and serve with spicy salad. This particular dish is called Bossam(보쌈).

Today, I am throwing a Korean Pork Belly recipe that is easy and quick to prepare at home. But I won’t grill nor braise. I am going to roast my pig in an oven.

I am using the western method of cooking but flavoring the belly with Korean ingredients. I will slobber the belly with the lovely Korean soy bean paste sauce to flavor the pork. How do you like that?

The result? The succulent pig with crisp skin and it is oh, so delicious! Try with the spicy onion salad wrapped in lettuce. You will fall in love with your pig all over again. 🙂 This is one of many other lovely Korean recipes for pork.

How to make Oven Roasted Korean Pork Belly

A chunk of pork belly is placed on the board.

Here is a strip of pork belly. Quite slim…

A hand is removing the outer skin of pork belly.

Most pork belly chunks comes with skin. I would like to keep it because it will get very crisp and keep the meat underneath moist during cooking. If you don’t want it, simply, just remove it.

Make soybean paste seasoning in a bowl

In a small mixing bowl, combine Korean soy bean paste, garlic powder, ginger powder, and honey.

Add some oil to loosen up the seasoning paste

Oh, I forgot to add some oil.

Korean soybean paste seasoning for pork belly is prepared.

Now the sauce is ready. Bring on the belly!

Rub the seasoning paste all over the pork belly

Spread the belly with the sauce all over. Let it sit for 15 minutes on the counter so that it will flavor the meat.

Place pork bellies on a broiling rack over a pan lined with foil

Grease a rack with oil and place it on a baking pan. Place the pork belly on top. (I cut it in half)

Drizzle oil over the pork belly before you bake

Drizzle a little more oil on top to crisp up the skin even more.

Bake the pork belly in the oven until pork is cooked and browned.

Bake in the preheated 425F oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350F and continue to bake for 20-30 more minutes depends on the thickness of your meat. My pig was slim and he was done within 30 minutes total.

NOTE: If you are using a slab of thick pork belly, it will take whole lot longer. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

Spicy Onion Salad Recipe

A knife is slicing white and red onion.

Meanwhile, let’s make the onion salad. Slice red onion and yellow onion very thinly.

Soak the onion in cold water to get rid of spiciness and crisp up.

Soak them in cold water for 10 minutes. That will not only crisp up the onion, but also get rid of spiciness/bitterness of onion a little bit.

Make Korean onion salad dressing in a bowl.

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl.

Toss the onions with the salad dressing.

Drain water from the onions and coat with the dressing. Done!

Slice oven roasted Korean pork belly into bite size pieces.

When the pork belly is done, cool down a little. Then, slice beautifully…, any thickness your mouth desire.

Korean pork belly wrap with oven roasted pork and spicy onion is held by a hand.

Place a slice of your lovely pork on a leafy lettuce and top with onion salad. Put it in your mouth lightning fast before anyone sees you.

I was never been a huge fan of pork belly, but now I believe. PORK BELLY IS GOOD! Pork! You are truly the other white meat.

More Pork Recipes

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Oven roasted Korean pork belly recipe is flavored with Korean soybean paste and honey. Serve this succulent pork with spicy onion salad
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork belly
  • 2 tbsp Korean soy bean paste, duenjang
  • 1 tsbp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp canola oil, + more

For the onion salad

Instructions 

  • In ca small bowl combine soy bean paste, honey , garlic powder, ginger powder, and 1 teaspoon of oil. Mix well. Spread the paste mixture to pork belly and rub all around. Let it sit for 15 minutes on the counter.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray a rack with oil and place over baking pan (line the pan with foil for easy clean up).
  • Put the pork belly on the rack and drizzle a little more oil on top. Bake in the hot oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350ºF and continue to bake for 20-30 minutes depends on the thickness of the meat. (I used the very slim cut of pork belly which took very short time, about 30 minutes total. If using a slab of pork belly, it should take far longer. When inserted with a meat temperature, it should be around 165ºF)
  • Let the pork rest for a few minutes, then slice into desired size. Serve with onion salad over lettuce.
  • To make onion salad, soak the onion slices in cold water for 10 minutes. Drain well. Combine chili flakes, sugar, soy sauce, cinder vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds in a bowl. Toss the onions with the dressing.
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