Inihaw Na Liempo (Pork Belly Barbecue)
Inihaw na liempo or pork belly barbecue is one of the all time favorite dishes in the Philippines. Pork belly taste good and one of the best pieces of pork meat that you can grill or cook. I often use it in a lot of my recipes. The taste of sweetness, then a hint of sour plus salt, combine that with the texture and taste of the pork belly makes this one of my favorite recipes. I serve this with rice or salad. It is up to you to decide but most Filipinos eat rice. We love to use garlic vinegar or garlic soy vinegar dipping sauce for most of our barbecue dishes.
I am eating this right now as I am typing this and it taste good. It is tender, juicy, and the sauce is over flowing my taste buds. The last two sentences sounded like self promotion 🙂 but it does taste good. I get compliments for this recipe.
You need to get the dipping sauce correctly on this. Filipinos love dipping sauce and if a restaurant fails at their dipping sauce or garlic vinegar, the food is not as lively or as good. If you are very old, 60 years old or above, you may want to bake the pork belly first to make it very soft. A lot of old people do not have good teeth anymore. Making the pork belly soft is a good idea if you are serving this for old people. I find that I do not like soft pork belly bbq. I just grill this and eat it.
Inihaw Na Liempo Recipe
Serves: 4 people | Prep Time: 5 hours | Cook Time: 1 hour
- 2 lbs. pork belly sliced
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup of onion chopped
- 5 gloves of garlic crushed
- 1/2 cup of banana ketchup
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 chopped long green pepper (optional)
- Combine vinegar, soy sauce, onion, garlic, banana ketchup, brown sugar, cayenne pepper (optional), long green pepper (optional) into one big container.
- Marinade the pork belly and place it in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours.
- Grill the pork belly and use the marinade to baste it once in a while.
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