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Crispy Roast Pork (Lechon Kawali) Recipe

Crispy Roast Pork (Lechon Kawali) Recipe

Crispy Roast Pork (Lechon Kawali) Recipe

The ubiquitous lechon, quintessential fiesta fare, has a wonderfully crisp skin.

Ingredients :

    • 11/2–2 lbs (3/4–1 kg) pork belly or pork ribs, with skin left on
    • 10 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 10 cups (21/2 liters) water
    • Oil for brushing
    • 1 portion Liver Sauce

Method :

    1. Prepare the Liver Sauce.
    2. Slice the pork belly or pork ribs into 4 pieces, about 3/4 in (2 cm) thick. Season the meat with the garlic, salt and pepper. Boil the seasoned meat in the water in a large pot until tender, about 1 hour. Drain on a wire rack and allow to stand for another hour.
    3. Brush the pork skin with the oil and bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 20 minutes, brushing the skin with oil every 10 minutes. (Alternatively, you may deep-fry the pork in hot oil until the skin is crisp.) Then slice the meat and serve with a small bowl of the Liver Sauce on the side.

Serves 4   
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 1 hour 20 mins