Grilled Pork Belly BLT with Fried Tomatoes and Avocado
Imagine a dish that combines melt-in-your-mouth grilled goodness with creamy avocado. Now make it for real!! This sandwich uses a succulent rich meat (pork belly) seasoned with typical Japanese condiments. It's said that bacon is its very own food group, and pork belly is part of that food group!
Pork belly has been a part of Asian cooking forever, but it's only recently become popular in American culinary farm-to-table food trends. For this sandwich, I marinated and grilled the pork, and paired it with both fried tomatoes and the freshest avocado I could find.
Mirin is a sweet rice wine vinegar, commonly found in the Asian section of the grocery store. If pork belly is not skinless, be sure to cut off the skin before marinating.