In this article, we’re sharing with you our tried-and-tested recipe for a classic Filipino favorite – Lechon Kawali. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the secret to perfecting this dish is a careful slow roast method that will allow the meat to retain all its flavorful juices while its skin is baked to its crunchiest state. You’ll need to set aside a few hours of your day for this, but trust us, it will be worth it.
Once you nail this recipe, you’ll be trading in your restaurant favorites for this homemade Lechon Kawali. Now, grab your Premier Pork Belly and let’s start cooking!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Serves: 6-8 people
Premier Pork Belly, 2 kilos
Vinegar, ½ cup
Salt, 1 tablespoon
Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon
Black Pepper, 1 teaspoon
Drizzle vinegar all over your Premier Pork Belly and keep massaging.
Make your marinade. In a small bowl, combine your salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Rub the marinade all over your Premier Pork Belly until all areas are fully coated.
Store in the refrigerator and allow it to marinate overnight. Make sure that the skin side is up.
Bake your Premier Pork Belly from Premier Food Choice in the oven at 400F and set the timer for 30 minutes.
Once the timer goes off, lower the oven’s temperature to 350F and continue baking.
After 30 minutes at 350F, check on your meat. With a spoon or a kitchen brush, get the oil drippings on your pan and pour it all over the top of your meat. Keep doing this every 10 minutes for the next 1 hour. Remember: This step must not be skipped to achieve the crispiest skin you’ve ever tasted.
Remove your meat from the oven and allow it to cool down. After 5 to 10 minutes, cut into pieces.
Dig in and enjoy!
Where to get quality Pork Belly?
Head on over to our Pork section to try this recipe with our Premier Pork Belly.