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Pork Belly Pizza with Barbecue Sauce

Inactive Time: 2 hours up to overnight.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 2 large pizzas or 3 small pizzas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless pork belly cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • corn meal for dusting
  • 1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup micro greens or sprouts

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the garlic, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili sauce, mirin and sesame oil. Add the pork belly and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Once the pork belly has marinated, remove from fridge. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan set over medium-high heat. Add the pork belly, and cook until crispy, turning every minute or so. This will take about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate that has been lined with paper towel to get rid of any excess grease.
  • Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F and if you are using a pizza stone, place it in the oven at this point.
  • On a pizza peel (or a large baking sheet if you are using one), sprinkle a layer of corn meal. Cut your dough into 2 (for larger pizzas) or 3 (for smaller pizzas) equal-sized portions. Form 1 portion of the dough into a circular shape, stretching and shaping where necessary. You may need to bake each pizza separately, so start with one and then go from there.
  • When your dough is to your desired shape and size, spread about 1/2-1 (depending on how many pizzas you are making) cup of the barbecue sauce on top. Arrange half of the pork belly on top and then sprinkle with 1-1 1/2 cups of the cheese.
  • Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and brown and the edges of the dough are also brown. Remove from oven and let stand for approximately 4 minutes before serving.
  • Repeat for the second and third portions of dough.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and micro greens and serve!