Pork belly is the perfect winter meat and these five pork belly dishes will have you swooning. There's a classic pork belly with crunchy crackling, Japanese kakuni that tastes straight from a restaurant, a pork belly and apple pie, ginger pork belly and rice that you make in a rice cooker and a special occasion Chinese pork belly dish!
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We're starting with the classic pork belly with crunchy crackling. This has a clever but simple method that keeps the meat so soft and melting, renders the fat but then crisps up the crackling perfectly so that you can hear that crunch!
I LOVE Kakuni! It is a Japanese simmered pork belly, slow cooked so you get the most delicious melt-in-the-mouth pork flavoured with ginger. You don't have to go to a Japanese restaurant for this - it's so simple to make at home too!
This is a great dish especially if you have any leftover pork belly. Soft pieces of pork belly are combined with apples in a delicious pie. It's perfect to make on the weekend too!
I'm a little obsessed with making things in a rice cooker and this ginger pork belly is a meal in one - there's even rice and boiled eggs in this Asian flavoured pork belly and all you have to do is add everything into the rice cooker and let it do its thing!
Red cooked pork belly is the name of a classic Chinese pork belly dish usually made for celebrations. It's a two-parter recipe that produces wonderfully soft pork belly with incredible depth of flavour. Perfect if you want something a bit special for dinner.
So tell me Dear Reader, do you like pork belly? Which dish would you like to eat right now?