Lechon Liempo – Filipino Roasted Pork Belly

Mains
Pork

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4-6 pax

Showing our love for Filipino food by cooking up this delicious Lechon Liempo! With Christmas Eve (or Noche Buena) coming, this roasted Filipino pork belly dish is the PERFECT dinner centrepiece to impress your family and friends.

Slow-roasted in the oven for that crispy, crackling skin and tender, flavourful meat paired with our dipping sauce – it’s hard not to love this Filipino-style porchetta.

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Ingredients

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kg
Pork Belly
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kg
Pork Belly
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bulb
bulb
Garlic
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bulb
bulb
Garlic
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Onions (sliced)
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Onions (sliced)
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Scallions (halved)
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Scallions (halved)
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Chillies (sliced)
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Chillies (sliced)
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Lemongrass
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Lemongrass
Salt and pepper to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Soy sauce
Soy sauce
Canola oil
Canola oil

Dipping sauce:

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ml
Apple Cider Vinegar
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ml
Apple Cider Vinegar
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cloves
cloves
Garlic (sliced)
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cloves
cloves
Garlic (sliced)
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Onion (diced)
0.00
Onion (diced)
0.00
Red Chilli (sliced)
0.00
Red Chilli (sliced)

Steps

1

Cut scallions, garlic, onions, chillies and smash lemongrass
Cut scallions, garlic, onions, chillies and smash lemongrass
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2

Score underside of pork belly and season with salt and pepper
Score underside of pork belly and season with salt and pepper
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3

Lay garlic, onions, chillies, lemongrass, scallions on underside of pork belly
Lay garlic, onions, chillies, lemongrass, scallions on underside of pork belly
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4

Roll pork belly up and tie using butcher's twine to secure
Roll pork belly up and tie using butcher's twine to secure
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5

Transfer pork belly to a roasting tray, coat with a layer of soy sauce and vegetable oil
Transfer pork belly to a roasting tray, coat with a layer of soy sauce and vegetable oil
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6

Pour water into a roasting pan. Roast in a 175°C oven for 3 hours
Pour water into a roasting pan. Roast in a 175°C oven for 3 hours
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7

Turn heat up to 200°C and roast for another 20 minutes.
Turn heat up to 200°C and roast for another 20 minutes.
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8

To make dipping sauce, mix apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, diced onions and sliced red chillies into a bowl
To make dipping sauce, mix apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, diced onions and sliced red chillies into a bowl
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9

Once lechon is done cooking, remove from the oven and leave to rest for at least 20 minutes.
Once lechon is done cooking, remove from the oven and leave to rest for at least 20 minutes.
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10

Use a serrated knife to cut.
Use a serrated knife to cut.
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