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Lime Pork Sisig

200 small servings

4 Hours

Liza Cheng / Chef / The Perfect Purée

Ingredients for Key Lime Juice:

Method for Key Lime Juice:

  1. Dilute Key Lime Concentrate with water to make key lime juice. The ratio is 1.4 parts water to 1 part concentrate.

Ingredients for Lime Zest Chili Sauce:

  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. The Perfect Purée Lime Zest, thawed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sherry or sake
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried chili pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cornstarch or xanthan gum
  • 3-4 tbsp. cool water
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Method for Lime Zest Chili Sauce:

  1. Combine rice vinegar, Lime Zest, water, fish sauce, sherry, garlic, and chili pepper flakes in a sauce pot.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Reduce to medium heat and let boil for 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
  4. While mixture is boiling, dissolve the cornstarch into the cool water in a small bowl.
  5. Reduce to low heat and add the cornstarch slurry to the heated mixture. Stir to incorporate, while continuing to mix with a whisk.
  6. Whisk until mixture thickens.
  7. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Ingredients for Lime Pork Sisig:

  • 6 pork belly
  • 6 tbsp. key lime juice
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 heads of garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 2 tsp. whole pepper corns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 6 red onions, finely chopped
  • 6 Thai chilis, stemmed & minced
  • lime zest chili sauce, to taste

Method for Lime Pork Sisig:

  1. Combine pork belly, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, salt, and enough water to cover the pork in a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats to the top. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until meat is tender. Remove from heat and drain well.
  3. Grill pork belly for 7 to 10 minutes on each side or until crisp and slightly charred over a hot grill. As an alternative, you can arrange the pork belly on a baking sheet in a single layer and broil in a 450°F oven for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, allow to cool and chop meat.
  5. In a large bowl, combine chopped meat, onions, chili peppers and key lime juice.
  6. Serve a tablespoon of the mixture on a chicharrón chip or white rice and finish with lime zest chili sauce.