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Old 01-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default what to do with a pork belly?

i was just walking through the meat department in the vietnamese grocery story and i decided to grab my first pork belly to cook on my own.

i don't have anything to cure it with, so i have to prepare it some other way and i'm open to suggestions.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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cook it like ribs
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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I think there was a pork belly throwdown a while back - should be some great stuff in there (if such a TD indeed exists ).

Seems like the Aussies tend to do righteous things with pork bellies. I'm gonna guess landarc would have something good to say as well.
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Here is one option...LINKY

Essentially, it is a smoked and grilled crispy pork belly. This one used a mix of Japanese and Chinese influences.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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Oo, oh, if you can spare it, cut off a few thin strips, bacon like strips. Fry these up crisp, then remove and add some slice onion and kim chi, fry this in the bacon fat, add in the chopped crisped belly and serve over hot rice. I do this with chunks of crispy smoked pork belly as well. A simple drizzle of soy sauce, lemon or orange juice, sesame oil will perk it up nicely as well.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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BAcon!

Is it boneless?
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I'll suggest this method by WooDoggies. Score, season and roast till tender....




HERE is a link to a post I made back in April with WooDoggies method. It is killer.
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Love belly pork. Although, being new to the world of barbecue, most of my recipes are not related to a smoker or griller. As befitting my background, the dishes are of an Asian flavour.

Please note, these are not my photos as these are home dishes we do not take photos of generally.

1)There is the the good old reliable Chinese roast pork
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2) a roast pork belly simmered in a broth with a high soy sauce and sugar component, giving it a nice caramel lay flavour which melts in the mouth
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3)a deep fried pork belly from my father's side of the family, which is lovely on is own
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4) or, using the above deep fried pork, the meat is restewed in a preserved red bean curd sauce (but, I have been told, this is a more acquired taste)

These are just a few that come to mind
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No specifics other than COOK THAT SUCKER AND POST PRON my BBQ brotha!

I'll be watching intently!
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Try confit or braised.
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So many things you can do...smoke it

Roast it and eat it crunchy with a Thai dipping sauce

Go a little traditional

You will do great with your skills bro!
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Slow smoked on my offset... about 7-8 hours


Injected and marinated in Asian sauces... In Hawaii, you'll have no shortage of those around, so invent something yourself. You'll be very happy. Main thing is to be patient with it and let it rest.

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I cook it just like a butt and slice when done. Cook to 200. Simple method and darn good. Serve with cabbage dish pr slaw and some garlic mashed potatoes.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:32 AM   #15
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Smoke it;





Or tye it like a porcheta then smoke it.


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