Get In My Belly! 12 Decadent Pork Belly Recipes
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Get In My Belly! 12 Decadent Pork Belly Recipes

Bacon may get its own national day of recognition, but it’s only one of the many delights that can be made from pork belly. From meltingly tender braises to meat-on-meat mashups, these 12 recipes sing this popular cut’s praises. Interested in carrying the pork belly theme over into dessert? Definitely click over and check out the “pork belly” caramel-topped cupcakes at number ten.

1. Braised Pork Belly Bao: Add these steamed buns to your dim sum repertoire, stat! (via Cherry on My Sundae)

2. Porchetta: Meat-wrapped meat? Ohhhhh yeah. This to-die-for roast can be sliced and enjoyed on its own or slapped between two slices of bread for an outrageous sandwich. (via Bon Appétit)

3. Pork Belly Banh Mi Sliders: Leftover pork belly is the key ingredient to whipping up these Vietnamese-inspired mini sandos in a flash. (via Nerds with Knives)

4. Sticky Caramel Pork Belly Salad: Sweet and spicy, this mango-studded salad is a bright dish that’s sure to impress. (via Gluten Free for All)

5. Homemade Smoked Bacon: Why not go ahead and transform a slab of pork belly into one of its better-known forms? (via The Healthy Foodie)

6. Crème Brûlée-d Pork Belly Confit: As if pork belly wasn’t sinful enough, this Thomas Kellar-inspired recipe features the meltingly tender meat topped with a crackling, crème brûlée-esque crust. (via Lady and Pups)

7. Pineapple and Pork Belly Arugula Pizza: Hawaiian pizza gets a welcome makeover with this peppery arugula-topped pizza. (via Pineapple and Coconut)

8. Pork Belly Carnitas: No question, we’d definitely dig into these pork belly carnitas next Taco Tuesday. (via Food52)

9. Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly: Enjoy this chili- and harissa-spiced pork belly for dinner, then use any leftovers in omelets or sandwiches over the days that follow. (via The Lazy Baker)

10. Wang Choy Cow Sau (Braised Pork Belly): Braising pork belly for several hours in an aromatic bouquet of cloves, cumin, fennel, star anise, bay leaves and cinnamon yields a tender slab that can be cut with a spoon. Served over wilted spinach with rice on the side, it makes for one enjoyable meal. (via Saveur)

11. Clam and Pork Belly Soup: You know those chowdahs that skimp on the bacon and clams? Yeah, this isn’t one of them. (via Wrightfood)

12. Pork Belly Carbonara: A bowlful of this delicious, creamy pasta gives our favorite mac and cheese a run for its ultimate comfort food title. (via Chatterbox Enterprises)

Which of these recipes has you shouting, “get in my belly!” to your screen? Talk with us below!