Liempo de Balamban( Herb-stuffed Pork Belly)

Another great recipe for those who are fond of eating pork. “Think lechon kawali can’t get any better? Stuff it with a mixture of herbs. Now, that’s a winner!”

liempo de balamban

liempo de balamban

liempo

Ingredients:

3 stalks lemongrass, trimmed,
pounded, and chopped roughly
4 cloves garlic, minced
basil leaves 
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1.2 kilos pork belly, divided into 5 slabs
oil for deep-frying
seasoned vinegar and stir-fried kangkong, to serve (optional)

Procedure:

 Combine lemongrass, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a large mortar and pestle; grind to a paste.

2  With a small knife, cut small pockets in pork, between the layers of fat and meat.

3  Stuff the herb mixture into the holes. Tie with kitchen twine.

4  Arrange pork pieces in a pot, skin side up, and cover with enough water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.

 Remove pork pieces from pot. Transfer to a rack and let meat dry.

6  Deep-fry pork in preheated oil until golden and crisp. Alternatively, you can roast the pork in a preheated 350°F oven or grill over medium hot coals until golden brown. Serve with seasoned vinegar and stir-fried kangkong, if desired.

Recipe from  Yummy.ph 

 

 

 

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