Pancetta

Italian style cured and dried pork belly. Pancetta is an Italian-salumi made by curing and drying pork belly. It is often used raw for charcuterie plates or cooked for pasta and soups. It is quite easy to make but does take time for the curing and drying process. The curing and drying processes are critical […]

Pork Belly Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Blackened smoked pork belly, sweet corn, fresh tomato, shaved red onion, crispy cornbread croutons, and buttermilk chive dressing. I admit this is not the healthiest salad out there, with its crispy pork belly, creamy buttermilk dressing, and fat fried cornbread croutons. But.. It is delicious and has lots of veggies to balance out the fat. […]

Porchetta

Crispy-skinned pork belly roast, filled with roasted poblano, garlic-rubbed pork butt. Porchetta is an Italian pork roast, traditionally stuffed with garlic and wild fennel. This porchetta is a little different. It’s filling is made of roasted poblanos, garlic, smoked paprika, and some extra pork! Getting evenly crispy skin on the pork belly is probably the […]

Charred Corn and Okra Salad

Charred late summer vegetables with red mizuna, crispy pork belly, spicy pickled Fresno chilis, and smoky tomato vinaigrette. The farmers market got me again. Freshly harvested mizuna that was so bright and full of life, it walked off the table into my basket. Corn that when I picked it up, I could smell the sweetness. […]

Crispy Pork Belly with Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Crispy glazed pork belly, tender sweet potato gnocchi, gingered coconut cream, fresh basil, chilis, and crunchy peanuts. This dish is sweet, spicy, and very rich. To make the gnocchi, bake the sweet potato until tender. Peel off the skin and mash with a fork or ricer. Cool the potato completely before adding the egg yolk, […]