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How to Cook Pork Belly


Learning how to cook pork belly is easy and will provide you with the insight that you need to become a proficient pork chef. It’s also pretty fun! Here’s my favorite recipe for how to cook pork belly.

This is how to cook pork belly

Start with a four to five pound piece of skin-on pork belly, best with the ribs. Prepare a brine first, boiling a combination of one and a quarter cup of sugar, a pinch of salt, peppercorn, a few bay leaves, a dozen juniper berries, and a dozen cloves in four quarts of water. Once the brine has completely cooled, marinate the pork belly in it in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. If desired, the marinade can be left for as long as 3 days. When it’s ready to be roasted, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Drain the pork belly and rub with olive oil and a little salt before placing on 2 chopped onions for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours.


Roasted potatoes go well with pork belly. This is one dish that you can afford to be creative with. Try different side dish combinations and see what you like the best. Pork belly is a savory meat and boasts vitamin B and thiamin.

Here’s to another Fantastic meal!

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