A few notes on cooking pork belly:
- It should be roasted on a rack in an oven low and slow, with a deep drip pan that will collect the massive amount of oil.
- Pork belly can also be braised in a pan.
The skin is best when crispy, so after slow-cooking the meat should rest and then it can be seared or pan fried for ultimate texture and taste.
|There are 147 calories in 1 ounce of Pork Belly.|
|Calorie breakdown: 92% fat, 0% carbs, 8% protein.|
REFERENCE & RELEVANT LINKS
Nutritional info: http://www.fatsecret.com
The Pork Belly Recipes You Never Knew You Needed (Huffington Post)
Recipe: Bandeja Paisa (mycolombianrecipes.com) Traditional Colombian dish includes beans, white rice, chicharrón, carne en polvo (powdered beef), chorizo, fried egg, ripe plantain, avocado and arepa, but you can substitute the powdered beef for grilled beef or pork.
Phat Phrik Khing Muu (Red Curry with Pork Belly and Green Beans) (saveur.com)
Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly Pasta Recipe (iamafoodblog.com)
The Turkey Club Shawarma Sandwich With Pork Belly and Enhanced Mayo (seriouseats.com)