Entries tagged pork belly

February 3rd, 2014

Home cured bacon

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This was an interesting one… much easier than I thought it would be. I used Michael Ruhlman’s recipe from here. You just take a pork belly, rub it with a dry cure mix (mostly salt and sugar), and leave it in the fridge for 7 days. You need a little nitrite salt in the mix to […]

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May 8th, 2013

Roast pork for friends

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Roast pork again, this time with some juniper berries rubbed into the meat along with crushed (fresh) bay leaves and garlic. Pretty great with single-malt whisky (it turns out).

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July 1st, 2012

Pulled-pork tacos

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More tacos! No story to go with this one: I made these quite a while ago, finally got round to loading the photo from my camera. I think I rubbed the pork belly with salt, cinnamon and paprika and slow-roasted it (160ºC) for around 3 hours: the rest of the ingredients were fresh. I’ve discovered […]

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March 17th, 2012

Momofuku roast pork belly

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I tried this recipe in issue 1 of Lucky Peach the other day — slowly working my way up to full home made ramen. It’s really simple: lots of salt and sugar and a good grind of pepper, spread all over skinless pork belly, left overnight. I didn’t want to waste the skin, so I […]

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July 13th, 2011

Spicy pulled pork with mandarin, guacamole and black quinoa

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The best of my “Mexican” experiments yet. I got totally carried away today. We had a few avocados sitting in our fruit bowl that needed to be used up, so I decided to make some guacamole: avocado, red onion, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce(s). But then we needed something to go with it, and I’ve […]

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