This is a recipe using the elite cut of the pork family. Pork belly is a very tender, juicy and flavorful delicacy, served as an appetizer or main course. It will be a favorite with your friends and family, at a fraction of the cost of having it out at a restaurant.
- 3 lb Pork Belly
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Pepper
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- The first thing to do is preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Take your pork belly out of the refrigerator and let it warm up a bit.
- The next thing to do when making our roast pork belly is to get a cookie sheet and line it with a piece of aluminum foil. Then place a rack on top of the foil.
- Place your piece of pork belly on top of the rack and score the top with your sharp knife but be careful not to cut through to the meat, just cut the fat.
- Brush the entire top of the meat with olive oil.
- Season the meat with your spices of your choice. Our choice of spices is salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Bake the pork belly for 25-30 minutes at 450 degrees. I like it to go the full 30 minutes as long as it’s not burning on the top.
- Now turn down the oven to 325 degrees for another 25-30 minutes.
- Take your thermometer and check the temperature. If it reads 145 then it’s time to take it out of the oven. If not then put it back in the oven, checking it every 5 minutes until it reaches desired temperature.
- Take the baked pork belly out of the oven and wrap it completely in aluminum foil and let it rest for another 30 minutes. (It will continue to cook in the foil as it rests.)
- Take it out of the aluminum foil and place it on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, slice the pork belly to your desired thickness and serve.
Zero NET Carbs
Make sure to buy fresh looking and fresh smelling pork belly. So do not buy it if it looks like it’s turning grey, or has a smell to it.
Do not overcook your pork belly in the oven or it will be tough and dry.
Serve your pork belly as an appetizer, a salad topper, or a main meal with one of your favorite side dishes.
How to Store: The best way to store your pork belly is to wrap it properly and then it will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
How to Reheat: Heating up your leftover pieces of pork belly is simple, but just keep in mind that the longer you heat it up, it is continuing to cook longer as it heats. So do not heat it to death. Just heat it enough to take the chill off of it, either in the microwave or in the oven.
How to Freeze: Freezing your leftover pork belly is really easy. Like anything else that you want to store in the freezer, just make sure that it is well protected from getting freezer burn. Store your meat in an airtight container and then put it into a ziploc bag for added protection. Or you could wrap it in plastic wrap and then put it into an airtight container for double protection.
- Category: Main Courses
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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