Bossam (Korean Pork Belly)
This recipe is an accompaniment to the kimchi I made last month. Bossam, is a Korean dish, made from pork belly, which, as I mentioned in my previous post, at the moment it is pretty much all I want to eat.
There are two key steps to this recipe, first you boil the pork slowly in a delicious broth and then you grill it, with a special rub on the top.
The beauty of this dish, is unless you eat Korean food on a regular basis, the flavours of this recipe will actually amaze you – seriously delicious and certainly not ‘same old, same old’.
Preparation wise; it is actually quite straightforward, don’t be put off by the ingredients list! You can easily have everything chopped and sliced in advance and have the pork simmering in a pot, before transferring to the grill for the last portion of the cooking time. All the ingredients were really easy to find, but I went to the local Korean supermarket for the soy bean paste and chilli paste.
Have you ever cooked Bossam before? Do you have any other favourite Korean recipes to share? We would love to hear from you.