Rating: 4.5 stars
68 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

Thanks to social media, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs with too much time on their hands, pork belly was/is all the rage. It's a common sight on menus across the land, and you can't channel-surf past a food show without seeing it. It also helps that people are no longer terrified to eat a little fat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 hrs 5 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
14 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

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  • Season pork belly all over with smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Wrap pork in parchment paper; wrap a second time in aluminum foil, and a third time in another sheet of aluminum foil. Place pork packet in a baking dish.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until tender for 6 hours. Let cool in wrappings to room temperature; place cooled packet in refrigerator and chill for 8 hours or overnight.

  • Unwrap chilled meat. Save any rendered fat that falls away when unwrapping pork.

  • Cut meat into 6 equal-size portions. Cut 1/8-inch by 1/8-inch slashes in the fat-side of the pork. Season with salt.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons reserved pork fat in a skillet over medium heat. Place pork belly, fat side down, in hot fat; cook until well-browned on all sides and heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer pork belly to a plate, drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 0.3g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 351.7mg. Full Nutrition
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