Crispy Pork Belly


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly
2 tablespoons rock salt
2 tablespoons peppercorns, whole
5 pieces dried bay leaves(laurel)
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big cooking pot, place pork belly then add 1 tablespoon rock salt, peppercorns and bay leaves.
2. Pour enough water until meat is completely submerged.
3. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
4. Drain and set aside until completely dry.

Part 2
1. Spread remaining rock salt on pork belly, distribute it evenly on all sections.
2. In a deep cooking pot, heat oil and deep fry the pork belly for 10 minutes over low heat.
3. Turn off the heat, drain on paper towel and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Reheat the same oil and deep fry the pork belly again.
2. Sprinkle with cold water, this will help blister the pork skin.
3. Fry for another 10 minutes or until colors turn to brown and texture is crispy.
4. Drain on paper towels and slice to serving pieces.
5. Serve with Lechon sauce. Enjoy!

Ginataang Langka with Lechon


Ingredients:
6 cups unripe jackfruit(langka), sliced
1 cup coconut cream(first extract)
2 cups coconut milk(second extract)
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
3 pieces green chili(siling haba), chopped
200 grams leftover lechon, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, heat oil and saute onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Add langka, stir and saute for a few minutes.
3. Pour coconut milk(second extract), simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
4. When the sauce is almost absorb, pour coconut cream(first extract) and season with salt and pepper.
5. Cook for another 10 minutes or until langka is tender. Stir occasionally to avoid curdling.
6. Add lechon and green chili, simmer until sauce is thickens and oily.
7. Transfer to serving bowl then serve.

Sizzling Lechon Sisig


Ingredients:
250 grams leftover lechon, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 red/green bell peppers, chopped
2 pieces green chili, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon ground pepper
cooked sunny side up egg(optional)
calamansi for garnishing

Procedures:
1. In a iron pan, heat oil then saute onion and bell peppers.
2. Add lechon and continue sauteing until becomes crispy.
3. Season with soy sauce and ground pepper. Add green chili then stir cook for a minute.
4. Transfer to hot sizzling plate. Serve immediately with egg and calamansi.

Oven-Baked Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2-3 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon grind black pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk (optional)
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then place in a baking pan.
5. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 1/2 hours. Baste every 30 minutes.
6. Set oven into a grill then baste with milk/oil mixture.
7. Grill each side for 3-5 minutes or until the skin is crispy.
8. Remove from the oven then chop into serving pieces. Serve with Lechon sauce.

Turbo Lechon Belly


Ingredients:
2 kilo pork belly, wash and clean
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper

Brine:
5 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks
2 pieces bay leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon peppercorn
5 tablespoons rock salt

Stuffing:
1 stalk lemon grass (tanglad)
1 stalk onion leeks (optional)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 onions, quartered

Glaze:
3 fresh milk
2 tablespoons oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine, brine ingredients then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a large container, place pork belly then soak with the brine. Refrigerate overnight.

Part 3
1. Remove pork belly from the brine then pat dry.
2. Rub pork belly with salt and pepper.
3. Place stuffing in the center then roll. Tie and secure with twine.
4. Brush the surface with milk/oil mixture then cover with aluminum foil.
5. Place in a preheated turbo broiler over 355 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours.
6. Remove the foil then brush again with milk/oil mixture.
7. Roast for another hour until the skin is crispy.
8. Chop then serve with Lechon sauce.

Lechon Baboy (Roast Pig)


Ingredients:
1 whole pig (20 kilos), rinse and inside is clean and empty
10-20 bundles of lemon grass, pounded
500 grams spring onions, pounded
15 pieces bay leaves
1 kilo garlic
1 kilo onion
2-3 cups salt and pepper
evaporated milk (glaze)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Pour boiling water inside pig’s belly. Drain.
2. Rub pig with salt and pepper inside and out.
3. Skewer the pig with a long bamboo.
4. Stuff the pig belly with lemon grass, spring onions, bay leaves, garlic, and onions. Secure with cooking thread.
5. Rub the skin with evaporated milk. This will make the skin red and crispy.

Part 2
1. Roast the pig slowly over hot charcoal then glaze with remaining milk from time to time.
2. Roast for 4-5 hours or until skin is red and crispy, and the meat is tender.

Paksiw na Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na Bagnet is another simple and easy Filipino pork dish. This is similar to lechon paksiw but instead of roasted pork we used bagnet. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo bagnet, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup lechon sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 bay leaf(laurel)
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
1/4 cup liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat bagnet until start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onions then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.
4. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Pork and Liver Adobo in Lechon Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: pork and liver adobo in lechon sauce is another variety of Filipino adobo which is similar to lechon paksiw and pork adobo. Lechon sauce has a salty, sour and sweet flavor which gives a mouth-watering taste to our meat.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork loin, cut into strips
200 grams pork liver, cut into strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-size ginger, julienned
1 cup lechon sauce
1 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
fish sauce, sugar and pepper to taste
parsley for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add pork and fish sauce then stir cook until light brown.
3. Add liver and cook for another 3 minutes.
4. Pour water, soy sauce and lechon sauce then simmer for 15 minutes or until meat is tender.
5. Pour vinegar then simmer for another 3 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning then simmer for another minute.
7. Transfer to serving plate then garnish with parsley. Serve.

Paksiw na Lechon Kawali

Filipino Style Recipe: paksiw na lechon kawali is a simple and easy Filipino pork dish. This is similar to lechon paksiw but instead of roasted pork we will use fried pork belly. It is consists of fried pork belly or leftover lechon kawali then re-cooked with lechon sauce, vinegar, garlic and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo lechon kawali or fried pork belly, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup lechon sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 bay leaf(laurel)
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
salt to taste

1/4 cup liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat lechon kawali until start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onions then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.
4. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Roast Pork(Lechon Baboy)

Filipino Style Recipe: roast pork or lechon baboy is another easy pork dish but not so fast way of cooking. Normally the pork marinade with seasonings then roast in a oven or grilled in a hot charcoal until golden brown and tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 70 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork loin
1 teaspoon flour(dissolved in 3/4 cup water)
2 tablespoon butter

Marinade:
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients then rub and marinate pork for at least 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, melt butter and brown pork for 3 minutes.

Part 2
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius then roast pork for 30 minutes or until pork is crisp and tender.
2. Basting it with marinade occasionally.
3. Let it cool then slice into serving pieces. Transfer to serving plate.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, combine the remaining marinade and juices from roasted pork. Bring to boil.
2. Pour dissolved flour and simmer until thicken.
3. Add butter and simmer until melted. Pour the sauce over sliced pork then serve hot.