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Jun 21, 2007 04:22 PM

Pork belly recipes?

I just bought a fresh pork belly and would like to know some different ways to prepare it. Maybe asian style or bbq? Roasted or smoked?

Any ideas??

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  1. I like this BBC website for recipes. Here are a bunch for pork belly:

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    1. re: mnosyne

      Slow roast is always good. In the UK, it comes as either a flat or rolled joint (or in slices). I prefer a rolled joint, say about 1.5kg weight, and would normally roast at 150C for 3 hours.

      Looking at some American recipes, I'd suggest following one for home prepared pulled pork. You get the same consistency of meat - but even moister because of the fat content. .

    2. You can make bacon, like this fellow chowhound:

      I use it a lot for Chinese food. Very nice with tofu or vegetables. Fuscia Dunlop's two Chinese books contain many good recipes.

      1. look on key word. pork belly they have several recipes for cured pork belly(bacon) that are great. Molly Stevens has several in her Braising made simple book

        1. I have this recipe for Moo Wan bookmarked. Although I have yet to make it yet it sounds great

          1. May I ask where you purchased the pork belly. I grew up eating it back in England and would love to find a local source here in North Carolina. Thanks!

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            1. re: deltajuliet1

              I just ordered myself some from Nahunta Pork Center at the NC Farmer's Market in Raleigh. Not too sure of any other places would carry it but it seems like NC should have a great supply! Come to Raleigh or keep looking, I'm sure it's out there!

              1. re: deltajuliet1

                Deltajuliet don't know if this would help since you asked six months ago and you live in NC but my husband and I just returned from Atlanta where we bought beautiful pork belly from DeKalb Farmers Market on Ponce de Leon Blvd. for $3.99 lb. We live three hours from Atlanta but we go shopping a couple times a year and always make a point of stopping in. The place is amazing IMO.