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Pork Belly

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I love pork belly, but my husband hates it because it has too much fat.  It's a pleasure I afford myself to cook once every couple of years but otherwise only enjoy it at restaurants once in a while. 

 

I'm not looking for a recipe really, I have tons.  I'm looking for a way to de-fat it a little, and perhaps find a nice way of cutting it that will distract the eater from the copious amounts of fat.  Usually I've done little squares.

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post #2 of 5

Ditto in our home, too, KK..     Jack Spratt in reverse!

 

A friend cooked a belly pork and she removed the  crackling and cooked it separately - and that allowed her to slice off a thick slice of the main fat. 

 

I still won't cook it, though!

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Maybe you're right, maybe I shouldn't cook it.  I have to be honest though that although I order it at restaurants when I see it on the menu it's never quite right.  I have an aversion to ordering pork at restaurants because it seems that chefs think that pork can only be cooked and served with fruit.  I don't like my pork fruity, I like it savory and I hold steadfast that it does not NEED sweetness to taste good.  I'm afraid I can only achieve that at home. 

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post #4 of 5

Order Kau Yuk in a Chinese Restaurant sometime!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1j5jcuQFw

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Order Kau Yuk in a Chinese Restaurant sometime!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1j5jcuQFw



Wow that was an awesome video.  First you boil it, then you fry it, then you simmer it in sauce, then you steam it.  Amazing.  What is taro?

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