Korean-style Grilled Pork Belly Lettuce Cups

13 Aug 2023

Korean-style Grilled Pork Belly Lettuce Cups

45 minutes | easy | Serves 4

These moreish pork belly strips are grilled and caramelised with a sweet and spicy glaze made with the fermented chilli paste gochujang and mild chilli flakes, gochugaru. They’re perfect for cooking offset on the BBQ, to ensure the fat renders out but doesn’t cause flare ups. They cook quickly and can then be chopped and served in lettuce wraps.


  • 500g pork belly strips
  • 2 little gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • 2 spring onions, cut into short lengths and finely sliced
  • Lime wedges, to serve
  • 4 tablespoons gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons water




Combine all ingredients to make the glaze.

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Preheat two gas burners

Preheat two gas burners on the Jupiter Outback BBQ and set the heat to medium. Place the pork belly strips on the opposite side to the heat and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the fat is well rendered and the strips are crispy.

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Once they are ready

Once they are ready, dip each piece into the glaze, then return to the grill and cook until caramelised, taking great care not to let them burn.

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Once the pork is cooked

Once the pork is cooked, dice and serve in the lettuce cups with the sliced spring onions and lime wedges.

Add to pork for last few minutes cooking time

You could also use this glaze on a whole piece of pork belly, or chop the strips and serve them over rice. Use any leftover pork belly in a stir fry or reheat to serve with eggs for an indulgent breakfast.


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Recipe Author

Recipe Author

Helen Graves

Helen Graves is an award-winning recipe, food and travel writer with a particular interest in barbecue. She writes freelance for many major food and drink publications and is editor of Pit, the UK's first independent magazine about live-fire cooking. Helen has created a series of exclusive recipes for Outback that focus on maximising flavour for the home cook using lots of spices, fresh herbs and BBQ technique.

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