Szechuan Red Braised Pork Belly - For my version I quickly simmer the pork belly in aromatics, dry and then sear in a hot wok. Brown sugar, soy sauce and other spices are added and the braising begins. The result is a rich, crispy, succulent pork belly covered in a sweet, sticky sauce that has a nice touch of heat.
Braised Pork Shanks Recipe on Food & Wine Pork shanks, which come from the front leg of the pig, can be chewy when cooked incorrectly. When prepared properly, however, they become succulent and flavorful. Tim Love thinks the best way to cook them is in a long, slow braise, as in the recipe here. Don't let the liquid boil, he warns, or it will toughen the meat.