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Crispy Roasted Pork Belly



Crispy Roasted Pork Belly
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  • 1 lb Fresh Pork Side
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Small Orange
  1. Pat pork dry. (You may want to leave it uncovered in the refrigerator prior to roasting, the less moisture the crispier the final product.)
  2. Score the skin (fat) side of the meat thoroughly. (1" long cuts, through the fat layer.)
  3. Rub with the olive oil, then massage the salt into the scored side.
  4. Roast in 350 degree oven for 1½ hours, skin side down.
  5. Slice onion and orange into thin rounds.
  6. Remove from oven and move pork to the side of your baking pan.
  7. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  8. Arrange onion and orange in the roasting pan and put pork skin side up on top.
  9. Roast for an additional 30 minutes.
Serve on warm flour tortillas with a sweet coleslaw and spicy guacamole.

Italian Sausage Risotto

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Routes to Farm Summit at Starved Rock Lodge

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