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Pork Lechon Belly

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 15 mins

Poitrine de porc façon Lechon Belly

 1.50 kg pork belly
 100 ml white vinegar
 2 lemongrass
 1 large onion
 5 cloves of garlic
 4 shallots
 30 ml coca cola light or zeroor almond milk
 kitchen twine

Preheat the oven to 170 ° C.


Place the meat in an oven tray, skin side up. Pierce the entire surface of the skin using a knife without piercing the meat.


Massage the meat on both sides with the vinegar then season generously each side with salt and pepper.


Prepare the lemongrass by removing the outer leaves and cutting the upper part of the leaves and the woody (wooden) part of the root.
Crush the lemongrass sprigs, garlic cloves and slice the onions and shallots lengthwise.


Place the skinned pork belly on a flat surface.
Depending on the size of your breast, place on the edge of the most suitable side (a fairly large length of meat is necessary in order to be able to roll the breast properly) the lemongrass, onions, garlic cloves and the shallots.


Roll the breast so as to obtain a tight roll, making sure that the skin covers the entire roll (no meat pointing outwards) then tie the roll to hold the whole meat.


(If possible, place in the fridge overnight, without covering it.)


Using paper towels, dry the skin and place the roll in an ovenproof dish.


Cook for 3 hours [/ cooked-timer] at 170 ° C. The skin should start to brown.


After having checked that the meat was sufficiently cooked inside, brush the skin with milk or Coca-Cola light / zero then place in the oven in grill mode at 220 ° C for 20 Minutes [/ cooked-timer] or until the skin becomes golden and crispy.


After cooking, remove from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes before cutting the roll.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 200g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 564.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49.4g76%
Net Carbohydrate 0g

Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 30.6g62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.