Pork Belly - Small

Pork Belly - Small

1 per package

Each package contains 1 small chunk, averaging 1-2# total, vacuum-sealed for ideal freshness.


Small Pork Belly (Skinless) 

Our skinless Small Pork Belly, about 2 pounds in weight, is a choice cut for those who love deep, rich flavors. This versatile and indulgent cut, offering a succulent blend of meat and fat, is perfect for a variety of cooking methods. It's an excellent choice for those looking to explore beyond traditional pork dishes, providing a unique taste experience.

Detailed Cooking Tips:

  1. Slow Roasting: Start by seasoning the pork belly with salt and your choice of spices. Place it in a roasting pan and cook in a preheated oven at 275°F. Roast slowly for about 2-3 hours. The low and slow method allows the fat to render slowly, leaving the meat tender and flavorful.
  2. Braising: Cut the pork belly into chunks and brown them in a pan. Then, transfer to a pot and add enough broth, wine, or a mixture of soy sauce and water to partially cover the meat. Add aromatics like garlic, onion, and herbs. Simmer on low heat or in the oven at 325°F for 2-3 hours until the pork is tender.
  3. Grilling: Slice the belly into strips or cubes, marinate if desired, and then grill over medium heat. Turn frequently to cook evenly and avoid burning. The goal is to render the fat and get crispy edges while keeping the inside tender.

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Expanded Recipe Ideas:

  1. Soy and Honey Glazed Belly: Create a marinade with soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and a touch of sesame oil. Marinate the pork belly for at least an hour, then roast at 325°F until tender and caramelized, usually about 1.5 hours. Slice and serve with steamed rice and green onions.
  2. Spiced Pork Belly Tacos: Rub the belly with a mix of chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Roast until tender, then shred the meat. Serve in warm tortillas with avocado, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.
  3. BBQ Pork Belly Strips: Season strips of pork belly with your favorite BBQ rub. Slow cook in the oven at 275°F until tender, about 2 hours. Finish under the broiler or on a grill for a few minutes to get a crispy exterior.
  4. Aromatic Braised Belly: Brown chunks of pork belly, then braise with fennel seeds, sliced garlic, a bay leaf, and white wine. Cook until the pork is tender and the flavors meld, about 2 hours. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or crusty bread.

Cooking pork belly can be a rewarding culinary adventure, with each method bringing out different aspects of its rich flavor and tender texture.