September 21, 2007

Pork Belly Cooked In Pineapple

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Via Mare's Pork Jamonado

1 kilo skinned and trimmed whole pork belly
1 cup dark brown sugar
1½ tablespoons sea salt
¼ teaspoon instacure (saltpeter or salitre), optional
1 32-oz can pineapple chunks
2 cups pineapple juice
2 bay leaves
6 whole cloves
  • Combine sugar, salt and saltpeter. Rub the mixture all over the pork belly. Roll tightly from long side, tie with twine, marinate overnight.
  • Put pork, marinade, and the rest of the ingredients in a large pot. Let boil, lower heat and simmer for 1 ½ hours.
  • Transfer meat to a platter, let rest before slicing.
  • Boil the remaining sauce for another 5 - 10 minutes to thicken slightly. Pour on top of sliced pork.
This is a very good dish. It's salty and sweet and tastes like ham with the addition of the cloves. I love it!

  1. It is difficult to find whole pork belly in groceries but finally found it in the Korean supermarket. The butcher will not cut the slab so I got the whole 10 pounds! I divided the slab into 3 pieces, made 1 into jamonado. The rest are in the freezer and will make bagnet (lechon kawali) later.
  2. I don't think the saltpeter is necessary because there is no curing involved. I think this is added for the pink color. You can eliminate this ingredient altogether.


Sidney said...

OMG, I am HUNGRY !!!

Oggi said...

Sidney, there's more to post!:D

Anonymous said...

OGGI, I think you did see that video of VIA MARE with Carmina Villaroel because all the recipes they did are here in your blog. Anyway, that DVD was ultra boring but I just wanted to get the recipes....poor host, she seemed she really didn't know how to cook and no one helped her. Did you see the part when she made the pie crust and put eggs in them when it was suppose to be for egg wash? LOL

Unknown said...

hello...thanks s0 much!!! i've been searching for this recipe and i found ya!!! luv it!!!

Anonymous said...

My mom makes it too. She calls it Canadian bacon. She does add 1 bottle of San Miguel Beer.

great on pan de sal.


Anonymous said...

tnx for this recipe
its my firts ever cooked hamunado
and i dont know how so ill search it
and i saw youre recipe wish i could do this.

sasieboy said...

wow, i found the recipe let me try it this coming holiday. i hope i can make it perfect as what i tasted last time in the party.

again thanks for posting the recipe. more power to you. God bless.

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