How to cook slices of pork belly?
I bought some slices of marinated pork belly from the butcher yesterday, but now that I am home, I realize I don't know what's the best way to cook them? The slices are about 1/2 inch thick and have a spicy marinade.
What should I do? roast in a low oven? fry in a skillet? cook under the broiler? I don't have a grill, so grilling isn't an option
You could take a cue from the Chinese school of thought and braise them, and serve them with or over rice. I don't know what the base of the marinade is that your butcher used, but I love the bellies braised in the classic "red cooking" style...soy, shaoshing (or sherry) some five-spice, a touch of prickly ash (szechuan pepper) and a hint of sugar.
Tasty and meltingly tender after the braise....
Hmmm... half-inch thick slices of pork belly sounds a lot like bacon to me. But you're not necessarily looking for crisp all the way through, so I'd go with a higher-heat preparation like broiling or high-temp roasting, which would accomplish some crispy on the outside while keeping the belly unctuousness on the inside.