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Grilled Pork Belly, thanks KB! (No Dr\'s allowed!)

Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
edited 5:45PM in EggHead Forum
Can't take any credit for originality here...KB on the forum sent me a link to a youtube video while asking some questions....I found it very interesting, and decided I had to give it a try! Thanks KB! Here is the link to the youtube....(Note: Doctors and health nuts are NOT allowed to view this post! :laugh: )

This recipe is called Inihaw na Liempo (Phillipino Grilled pork belly) You tube link from KB....

Took a hunk of center cut belly, and skinned it....after taking one 1/2 inch skin on slice off for comparison.

Cut into half inch slices
(see's lean...kind of... :blush: )

Seasoned, and the JL "The Raws"
Banana Sauce (ketchup), Lemon, lemongrass (my improv), Soy sauce,garlic, pepper. (courtesty of Richard FL..thanks!!)
Marinated the belly slices for 24 hours with all ingredients except the banana sauce/ketchup. (note: I set aside some of the marinade for future use before adding it to the pork! If you watch the you tube video, you will understand! :blink: :sick: )

Belly was grilled direct, 400* egg....

Sauce was made...which is simply the reserved marinade with a couple tablespoons of banana sauce/ketchup, and belly was basted.

Stay close!!! That banana sauce/ketchup is high in sugars and burns fast!

About to pull it off....
And the fire in the coals is a lost piece of goodness... :pinch:

This was a fun cook, and one I have not done before. KB...Sorry! I forgot to take a temp! Cooked by look and texture only. In the future, I will totally omit salt. The soy sauce was more than enough, this coming from a total salt freak. As I said, fun experiment and good eats, but my arteries will thank me for not doing this too often! :whistle:

KB....did you do yours this past weekend? Lemme know how it went! Thanks again for the link on this, and look forward to hearing your results!

PS...The rest of the whole belly will re-appear in about 8 days as applewood bacon!!!! :woohoo:


  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Awesome cook! Where exactly did you get your pork belly? I've searched high and low but apparently not high or low enough to get unspoiled pork bellies :D

    I honestly can't think of a single meat or ingredient that tastes as good as bacon. lol.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    I found it at a local smokehouse. I live in a podunk town, but there are three smokehouses nearby. Anyplace that makes bacon, smoked pork chops, jerky, sausage should be able to help you.
  • ozeggozegg Posts: 50
    Thats some tasty looking pork belly.
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Great cook, Michelle! Jana would NEVER let me get away with cooking this, though. :ohmy:

    After reading your post, I had to go take an extra Lipitor! :woohoo:
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Looks like a fun cook, sometime gonna try it.
    Nice pic's and how-to, thanks. :)
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    I can neither condone nor sanction this pork belly cook.

    That being said, I can't wait to try this recipe. :laugh: :woohoo: :evil:

    Why must you and KB corrupt us?

    Isn't it against forum rules to censor a post based upon one's occupation? That is blatant discrimination. I'm going to ask Zippy for his expertise in this matter.

    Please take this to your nearest lab:

  • hizzonerhizzoner Posts: 182

    This is how I cook pork belly....


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    What does pregnancy testing and eating pork fat have to do with each other?

    btw, not commenting on the DOB.
  • You should have invited your cardiologist over
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Gene, sometimes one has cravings for stuff like pickles and pork bellies when pregnant. So besides the lipids and cardiac stress tests I thought I would include the pregnancy test. Hope LC shares the results with us.

    I can tell your mamma raised you as a gentleman in regard to your last comment. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Let me just predict if she ends up with a positive pregnancy test, she's gonna need the cardiac consult.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 6,899
    OK, that was real funny.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    looks awesome!

    my arteries got clogged from just looking at those pictures.
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Rezen...Thanks! Belly is an elusive ingredient for many. I am fortunate enough to have a market that is virtually only a meat provider very close to home. They have pretty much anything you can think of....pig ears, veal feet, casings from cow, lamb, veal...veal/pig/cow tongues....etc. Definately anything I need for charcuterie, for sure.
    If you have asian markets near by, I would try them. They will often sell belly already sliced, you may need to find somebody to translate, but you should be able to get a whole belly. Good luck in your pursuit of the elusive belly! :)
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Clark...Too funny!! :laugh: I don't think you can get pork fat through pictures though.... :laugh: Better safe than sorry I suppose... :) Can you send me a lipitor or two?? :whistle:
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    OK Eenie Meenie....I see I found another physician that doesn't follow directions. :angry:
    Let me know when you try this...It is "heart stoppingly" delicious! :woohoo: :whistle:
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