Pork belly is a fatty piece of meat that is often used to make bacon and pancetta. However, it can also be roasted, resulting in flavorful and tender pork covered with delicious crackling. It's that dual texture (often in a single bite) that makes it irresistible and guaranteed to please everyone at the dinner table.
This roasted pork belly recipe is simple, using nothing more than basic seasonings and extra-virgin olive oil. The long, slow roasting makes for tender meat, and the increased oven temperature near the end of the cooking time helps create a crispy skin.
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It's the Holiday Season!
Chances are you've been spending the last couple weeks preparing for the amazing main dish you make, or you're like me and can't help but wait until the last minute to get everything done in a whirlwind of stress and chaos. Maybe you're preparing an entire meal for 20 people, or you're like me and only have to make one dish for a potluck style dinner. Whatever your holiday routine is, having a plan is crucial. If you're one of the last minute people, whether by nature or circumstance, don't worry. It will all come together.
Beef roasts are a Sunday dinner staple in England, and also a popular Christmas dish. Here in the US, we usually opt for turkey or ham. Try switching it up with a roast this year. Prime rib, chuck, or round.. a roast is the ultimate comfort food that will have everyone full and happy.
If you've never cooked a roast, try this recipe from allrecipes.com. There is a video to follow for first-timers, which is so awesome.