pork belly

(15 Posts)
OnlyWantsOne Sat 10-May-14 14:02:28

How do you cook yours?

I've got a lovely big bit from the butchers I made him cut the nipples off and had it scored really well.

Tips please!

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 10-May-14 14:11:39

Slowly with apples and prunes.

sayanything Sat 10-May-14 15:02:20

Bumping as I'm interested in this too.

kazzawazzawoo Sat 10-May-14 16:31:09

I cook it for ages on a low heat, then turn the oven up hot for 20 mins to crisp up the crackling at the end. Delicious.

OnlyWantsOne Sat 10-May-14 17:01:23

Do any of you pour boiling water over the skin to open up the scores then dry & rub salt to get amazing crackling?

kazzawazzawoo Sat 10-May-14 17:25:31

I don't, just sprinkle salt over

SillyBub Sat 10-May-14 17:28:07

I make a pork cassoulet with pork belly <salivates>

3littlefrogs Sat 10-May-14 17:28:39

Chinese pork and eggs with pak choi and rice.
Simmering away as I type.
I put some ribs in for the flavour from the bones.

Atbeckandcall Sat 10-May-14 17:30:04

Jamie Oliver has a nice fennel flavoured one. It's very good!

OnlyWantsOne Sat 10-May-14 17:59:20

Ack no at fennel

coffeeinbed Sat 10-May-14 18:03:29

The delia smith one, where it's cut in cubes and caramelised.
It's lovely, I put finely shredded spring onions on top.

Atbeckandcall Sat 10-May-14 18:12:21

Okey dokey, use rosemary instead with oregano, thyme and garlic. Actually this one is better. I must have been having a brain fart smile

Jamie Oliver pork belly with rhubarb - very nice.

Lunaballoon Sat 10-May-14 18:28:15

This twice cooked method is really good. It also works with other flavourings such as dry cider, star anise and fennel seeds. I usually braise the meat the day before, let it cool in the fridge then fry when needed.

coffeeinbed Sat 10-May-14 19:49:57

Luna
That does look good.

i would stick it in the pressure cooker though, for the first cooking.

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