Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday’s Helping: Different ways to toast it

Original or extra smoky

There are different options when it comes to preparing this Filipino specialty.  If you want a lot of smoky flavor, we suggest roasting the pork belly over an open fire or in a barbecue pit.  Just be careful not to scorch or burn this fatty piece of pork.  Yes, the open flame technique tends to slightly “cure” and flavor the roast.  Meanwhile, roasting in the conventional oven is the easier option.  There won’t be a smoky flavor in the end result but the meat will be juicy and succulent if done right.  The Mixed Stew crew recommends broiling the pork belly roll for the last 10 or 15 minutes to create a golden brown crust in the oven.        

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