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Debunking Pork Belly

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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:45 PM
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It's a long time that I wanted to cook pork belly. For some reason, maybe the virus (haha...), I couldn't find it last months. Today I found a nice one.

One reason why I wanted to cook pork belly is because I've seen many videos on YT how to cook it, always trying to make it look like something complicate. Last video I saw, they marinated it one whole day, sliced the skin in a fancy way and used lots of different condiments. To me, that's all BS and I had to debunk all those fancy chefs.

Lets start with the condiments I used.

That's it.

I not even put too much, as you can see. I always prefer to add more salt or other condiments when the food is at least half way done.


Set the oven to 350 and covered with a tinfoil lid, leaving a gap at the edge of the tray. I rotated the meat about every 30 minutes or so, until it started to change to a nice golden color. Then I lowered temp to 320, added more salt and some orange juice, I don't know..., maybe a cup ?

Then, couple of flips more and that's it. So tender that I couldn't grab it with the tweezers without braking it. Probably total time in oven...., 3 hours, I go by eye always.


I could leave it in the oven more time and make it crunchier, but food talks to you when you taste it and this one screamed "EAT ME NOW". My stomach answered "HELL YEAH".

I made nice chili beans to put together with that, no white rice this time. I think the picture talks by itself.





posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

That stuff is the greatest. I did sous vide, then broiled, pork belly tacos last week and I wish I made more.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Trueman

That stuff is the greatest. I did sous vide, then broiled, pork belly tacos last week and I wish I made more.


That's what I'm talking about. Food for real men. Not low fat, low salt, low this, low that.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: Trueman
I just love streaky bacon et al..including Pancetta, especially the Spanish Pancetta, and especially for breakfast....now I'm dribbling!



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Trueman

That stuff is the greatest. I did sous vide, then broiled, pork belly tacos last week and I wish I made more.


That's what I'm talking about. Food for real men. Not low fat, low salt, low this, low that.

Low fat is nonsense...we are mostly fat, we need to burn fat. Fat is our fuel

now Carbs...that crap is the devil that will kill you

Don't blame the butter for what the bread did to you basically.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

I love side pork!!
I have been eating a lot of it since this pandemic trying to put good fat on.
I have some in my freezer and maybe I'll try your recipe...usually I just cook it with salt and pepper and eat it with mustard.





posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: Trueman

I love side pork!!
I have been eating a lot of it since this pandemic trying to put good fat on.
I have some in my freezer and maybe I'll try your recipe...usually I just cook it with salt and pepper and eat it with mustard.




That's good. I strongly believe the best and healthier recipes are the simple ones.

Besides that, weekends are so short and don't want to spend all day in kitchen.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 10:34 PM
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sexy af. second



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Trueman
Looks good, but when you said pork belly I thought you meant cooking a whole slab. That still looks really good



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 11:30 PM
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I just add pepper and salt when I cook side pork. It is hard to find these days, I fry it crisp and eat it with toast. Every store used to carry it years ago, now you only find it in a few stores and it has gotten more expensive than bacon. I slice it thin when I fry it. I like it better than bacon, but you have to get it pretty fresh or it does not taste so good. I also like salt pork, that is easier to find but tastes different than good fresh side pork.



posted on Aug, 2 2020 @ 12:30 AM
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hilarious. well said. third. reply to: SaturnFX



posted on Aug, 2 2020 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Looks pretty delish.

They’re called rashers here in Oz, pork belly strips.

You should try the full belly roast in an air fryer, perfect crackling every time, and the most basic ingredients...salt, pepper and olive oil.

www.lifestylefood.com.au...

Delicious!


edit on 2/8/20 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 2 2020 @ 03:54 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus
Yes, I am trying to find a whole piece. Like Ricky said, hard to find these days.

I'd like to make it like a roll, with herbs inside. I was lucky to find the last 3 stripes in the store. I paid like 20 bucks for all 3. Very affordable, maybe that's why it's hard to find.



posted on Aug, 2 2020 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

I think that pork like this, has become harder to buy due to the Chinese having issues with their traditional protein supply (mostly from pigs) and they had to go farther afield to source sufficient for their enormous population.

The side effect of a world wide economy.

U.S. faces meat shortage while its pork exports to China soar: Braun - Reuters

edit on 2/8/2020 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



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