How to Cook Boneless Lechon Belly
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Recipe type: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 6 servings
 
This lechon belly is an oven roasted pork belly rolled and stuffed with herbs and spices.
Ingredients
  • 2 kilos whole pork belly slab, remove the bones if any
For the marinade-brine:
  • 1 stalk of lemon grass, chopped
  • 1 stalk leeks, chopped
  • 2 pieces of laurel (bay leaves)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black peppercorn
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup rock salt
  • 5 cups of water
For the stuffings:
  • 1 stalk of lemon grass
  • 1 stalk on leeks
  • 1 pc onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
For the milk wash:
  • 3 Tbsp. evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp. water
Instructions
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How to Cook Boneless Lechon Belly:
  1. Wash and clean the pork belly slab in running water. Drain.
  2. In a medium size pot, prepare the brine by combining the water, lemon grass, leeks, bay leaves, pepper corns, garlic, sugar and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes to release the aroma and flavor of the herbs and spices. Turn off heat and let it cool.
  4. Put the pork belly slab and submerge in the flavored brine and place in a refrigerator. Let it soak overnight for best result.
  5. After brining, wash the pork belly in running water and pat dry.
  6. Place the pork belly in a flat surface and place in the center the stuffings: lemon grass, leeks, garlic and onion.
  7. Roll the pork belly like a jelly roll and tie it with twine until it is secured and will not open up and spill the stuffing.
  8. Place the pork belly in a roasting pan with a rack and brush it with milk/water mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.
  9. Place in a preheated oven 375°F and roast for 2 hours. Then after 2 hours, remove the foil, brush again with milk/water mixture and continue roasting for another hour until the skin is crispy. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 150 grams Calories: 564
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at http://www.panlasangpinoymeatrecipes.com/boneless-lechon-belly.htm