Grilled Liempo or basically anything grilled or inihaw is a weekend dish. I think it has something to do about the manner that it has to be cooked. It’s a bit tedious. You need to marinate the meat, kailangan pa magpa-baga ng uling bago lutuin, and you need to clean the grill after. Of course, it has to be charcoal grilled or it’s not inihaw at all, diba?
So this dish has to be cooked on weekends when parents didn’t have to go to work and everybody’s at home making it more special.
We love grilling pork chops, but our favorite pork part is, of course, is the pork belly, because of the alternate meat and fat layers. We also love it because it’s fatty, making the meat juicy and more tasty.
READ: Grilled Pork Chops
We just grill our pork bellies in a small grill at home which we bought in Landers a while back. If you’re looking for a larger option though, I suggest you go to specialty stores or big hardwares.
I like my pork belly to be a little sweet, so I marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, calamansi, and banana ketchup. For this recipe though, I used 7 Grains Lemonsito/Calamansi Purée.
Then after cooking, it was served with steamed camote tops and okra, Lato Salad, and a spicy soy-vinegar dip. Of course, there has to be one pot of steamed rice on the side.
READ: Lato Salad
Happy Weekend Mommies!
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- 4 slices pork belly or liempo, this is 1.2kg
- ½ cup soy sauce
- juice of 4 calamansi or 2 tbsp 7Grains Lemonsito/Calamansi Puree
- ¼ cup banana ketchup
- charcoal for grilling
- steamed veggies like okra and camote tops
- tomato slices
- steamed rice
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, calamansi juice, and banana ketchup. Mix well.
- Put your pork belly in a large bowl and pour the soy-calamansi-ketchup marinade.
- Marinate for 1 hour or overnight.
- Grill the pork belly on each side and baste it with the marinade from time to time to keep it flavorful and juicy.
- Serve the pork belly with Lato Salad (seaweed), steamed rice, and a spicy soy-vinegar dipping sauce.
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