Pork belly is the perfect winter meat and these five pork belly dishes will make you swoon. There’s a classic pork belly with crunchy crackling, Japanese restaurant-style kakuni, pork belly and apple pie, ginger belly and rice cooked in a rice cooker, and a special Chinese pork belly dish!
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We start with the classic pork belly with crispy crackling. This has a clever yet simple method that keeps the meat so tender and melting, making the fat but then crisping up the crackling perfectly so you can hear that crunch!
I LOVE Kakuni! It is a Japanese braised pork belly, cooked slowly to give you the most delicious melt-in-the-mouth pork, flavored with ginger. You don’t have to go to a Japanese restaurant for this – it’s so easy to make at home too!
This is a great dish, especially if you have leftover pork belly. Soft pieces of pork belly are combined with apples in a delicious pie. Also perfect to make on the weekend!
I’m kinda obsessed with making stuff in a rice cooker and this ginger pork belly is a meal in one – there’s even rice and boiled eggs in this Asian-flavored pork belly and all you have to do is put everything in the rice cooker and let it do its thing!
Red-boiled pork belly is the name of a classic Chinese pork belly dish usually made for parties. It’s a two part recipe that produces wonderfully tender pork belly with an incredible depth of flavor. Perfect if you want something special for dinner.
So tell me Dear reader, do you like pork belly? Which dish would you like to eat right now?