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


HalfPint January 16, 2015
You can make this Korean dish with the pork belly:

or this one (my favorite):
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.
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.
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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