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Liempo | Filipino Roasted Pork Belly | Recipe

Hey, you! 😍

I've never really thought about this before but I think Pork might be Filipinos' favorite meat to eat. Maybe it's a Spanish influence? 🤔🤔

Anyways ... it's true that most of the time you are sure to find a pork dish at any Filipino celebration eating table. Are you familiar with Lechon Baboy? It's a staple and the main star every time!

But Lechon Baboy is expensive and in my case, not available. I currently live in France and I don't think I can order a Lechon Baboy anywhere near here. I can however prepare Liempo or Filipino Roasted Pork Belly, which is a nice counterpart. And of course, with the pandemic situation, it's also difficult to invite a lot of people at home to enjoy a whole Lechon and more ...

This recipe originally comes from my younger sister-in-law. Check out her video above. I love how the skin comes out crispy and the meat so moist and flavourful! The green chilies gives a nice wonderful kick, but doesn't make it spicy. And the lemongrass - oh yummmm !!!! 🤤🤤 Personally, I've made this for each birthday and any celebration we've had for the past 2 years.

Here's the video I decided to make recently. This was taken last December because I made it for my birthday. Of course! Haha Here's the post if you wanna read it: click here.

By the way, if you don't have this, I would totally recommend it. This is a Roasting Pan with a Grill Rack and comes from Ikea (click here). It's so practical for roasting meat. For this recipe in particular, the meat goes on top of the grill. Water and onion-garlic-chili-lemongrass peel is added on the bottom. This helps with keeping the meat tender and moist because there is a roasting and steaming effect happening at the same time.

What do you typically like to prepare for celebrations?

xoxo Elodie

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