No-Oven Lechon Pork Belly by Anne Foodie

by - Sunday, December 17, 2017

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
No-Oven Lechon Pork Belly by Anne Foodie
Another No-Oven recipe again because I made a Roasted Chicken last time, this time I am sharing with you how I make a Lechon Belly without oven same method as the last one using a salt.

Many people don’t have their own oven at home so I hope this will be helpful to some of us. I used salt to roast my pork belly. Some people don’t want to waste salt so you can use sand as an alternative to salt. This is more practical than salt and the result is still the same, so don’t worry about the taste after roasting it.

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
No-Oven Lechon Pork Belly by Anne Foodie
As we all know, when we say “Lechon”, the whole pig is cooked over charcoal heat. This is served only for special occasions like birthday, wedding, fiesta, party or whatever that occasion is. Skin is the “King” or “Queen” of all parts of roasted pig. 

It is the most delicious and crispy even without sauce, but sauce can make this a little bit tastier, you may forget who you are once you tasted it. No! I’m just kidding, it is just delicious. 

Some have their own method of making it crispy, I heard that you need a some sort of coconut juice, soda like coke/sprite (not sure, obviously it is to add some sweetness) then brush it in the skin before roasting it and it will become crispy after.

In my video, I didn’t brush anything on the skin except for soy sauce, which can give the skin appetizing color.

Here’s my recipe of Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.

What you'll be needing:

for brining:

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 garlics
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 pcs. of lemongrass
  • 1/2 kg. pork belly

for the filling:

  • 1 whole onion
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1 & 2: Getting the juices by pounding garlic and lemongrass using a pestle and mortar, after that add water to it.
Step 3 & 5: Pour it into the bowl and brine it for 6 hours.

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
Step by step: Making the brine water.
Step 6 & 7: Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt and ground black pepper then, rub into the pork skin.

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
Step by step: brining the pork
Step 8 & 9: Put lemongrass in the middle of pork, then roll, secure the ends and transfer rolled pork to a baking pan.

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
Step by step: Lechon Pork Belly
Step 10 & 11: Pour salt into the pot, evenly spread then transfer rolled pork to pot and brush a soy sauce into the skin.

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
Lechon Pork Belly

Step 12 & 13: Roast for 30-45 minutes.

Step by step on making Lechon Pork Belly without an oven.
Lechon Pork Belly - Anne Foodie (Mangan Tayun)
The secret way to make your meat tender and not chewy is brining the meat.

Let me know if you have question or suggestion. I'll try to reply back as much as I can.

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