Ketjap manis marinated pork belly

Ketjap manis marinated porkbelly

We are gonna take you on a journey of the sweet soja, ketjap manis world and on the other hand we gonna show you all the beauty you can find.

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Resting time 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 40 kcal


For the brine

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup White wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ¼ part Onion
  • 2 ps Bea leaves
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

For the side dishes

  • 7 ps carrots sliced in half
  • 5 ps shiitake mushrooms


Prepare your meat

  • Grab your porkbelly and drip ketjap manis all over it, be generous and cover all sides.
  • Sprinkle the PitmasterX classic BBQ rub over it. (also all sides)
    5 tbsp PitmasterX's classic BBQ rub
  • Setup your barbecue for a smoke session and set the temperature to 120 degrees Celsius for 3 hours. (250 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • After 3 hours it's time to wrap it in some aluminium foil and put it back in the barbecue.
  • After 1.5 hours of being wraped on the grill the porkbelly should have a core temperature of 92 degrees Celsius. (198 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes.

Prepare your side dish

  • Grab a pan and add the ingredients for the brine let this come up to a boil and let it cool down again.
    1 cup Water, 1 cup White wine vinegar, 2 tbsp Salt, 2 tbsp Sugar, 2 cloves Garlic, ¼ part Onion, 2 ps Bea leaves, 1 tsp Black pepper
  • Poor all this into a large tray and add some carrots witch are cut in half and let that sit for a couple of hours.
    7 ps carrots
  • When the carrots are fully brined cook them and and then grind them into a puree.
  • Add some shiitake mushrooms  and a little bit of garlic, salt and pepper bake them until they are golden brown.
    5 ps shiitake mushrooms
  • Make some mashed potatoes and all your preparations are done.

Plate setup

  • Slice the porkbelly in cubes.
  • Grab a plate and place some cubes of porkbelly in a nice shape.
  • Add some carrot puree in small dots to the side and do the same with the mashed potatoes.
  • Dress it up with some beauty full fried mushrooms.
  • Poor some meat moisture over it to finish it all.



For smoking we used cherry pallets
Eet smakelijk and keep on grilling!  


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3548mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Barbecue, Ketjap manis, Pork belly
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