Plus. I was working under very non-idyllic situations. i.e. my boyfriend's understocked and poorly ventilated kitchen.
However, I do think I did decently well, and it has definitely inspired me to continue to work this fatty idea! Plus, the ingredients are super cheap, so that's a total added bonus.
2 lbs of pork belly - $4.50
2 cans of Tecate - $4
Salt, Pepper, Jerk Seasoning & Garlic
I started with my nice piece of pork belly.
Scored both the top & bottom & then coated with salt, pepper & jerk seasoning.
I then seared the top & bottom in my oh too small pot.
Once it was nice & brown & the apartment started to fill with smoke, I took it off the burners & added in my beer... just enough to almost cover the top.
I then covered the pot & threw it in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour to soften up the fat.
Almost done, but my boyfriend's belly was grumbling, so I finished it back on the burner.
I threw some garlic into the pan and cooked the tops & bottoms until they were nice and crispy! I also succeeded in smoking up his ENTIRE apartment in the process... so now everything smells like pork belly.
It turned out decently well. I loved the flavor, you could totally taste the Tecate & jerk seasoning, but I do wish I'd let it cook in the oven for longer... the fat was tender, but could have been much much better.