After running errands yesterday, I was really craving some good ole comfort food that my mom used to make when I was younger. I just wanted something that would go along with a delicious bowl of hot brown rice. So I decided to saute up some pork belly and shrimp.
1/2 lb pork belly, thinly sliced
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 shallot, finely minced
1/2 cup water
1/2 lb medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
freshly ground pepper
In a small bowl, mix together the fish sauce and sugar, until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the sliced pork belly and mix well. In nonstick skillet over medium heat, add minced shallots and pork belly stirring occasionally until the meat is slightly browned and fat has rendered, about 7-8 minutes. Add the water and allow the pork to simmer covered, allowing the sauce to thicken and reduce, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and continue to saute the mixture until pork and shrimp are both caramelized, about 6-7 minutes. Add additional fish sauce and sugar, if needed. Finish with a generous amount of freshly cracked pepper. Enjoy with a steaming bowl of hot rice.