Thinly Sliced Pork Belly

I bought some thinly sliced pork belly at the international grocery store. Turns out it's not what I needed for that particular recipe, and now it's been camping out in my freezer for a while because I'm not sure what to do with it. Can I use it like I would bacon in any recipe? What else can I do with it?

  • Posted by: Molly
  • January 16, 2015
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Susan W
Susan W January 16, 2015

If it's fresh pork belly (uncured) you only have about 3 days to use it. I buy the larger chunks of pork belly at my H Mart and dry or wet cure it and use it like I would bacon or pancetta in recipes. I use bacon and pancetta more as flavorings and condiments. If it's too late to cure it, I'd probably just fry it up in a pan. You'll want to season it with salt, pepper and whatever else sounds good to you.

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Susan W
Susan W January 16, 2015

I just noticed it's camping out in your freezer, not your fridge.

I love the Korean dish ideas below. Yum!! Picking up some sliced pork belly today and making all of them!! :)

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keel January 16, 2015

I'm a fan of spicy pork belly lettuce wraps. Here's a recipe from the Washington Post. No need to season the pork belly, the sauces and scallion salad have tons of flavor. http://www.washingtonpost...

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HalfPint
HalfPint January 16, 2015

You can make this Korean dish with the pork belly: http://www.trifood.com/jaeyookbokum.asp

or this one (my favorite):
http://crazykoreancooking.com/recipe/dubu-kimchi

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