Sunday, September 02, 2012

Watermelon & Pork Belly Salad (Diners Drive Ins & Dives Recreations)

This was on the tV show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, its from a restaurant in Philly called The Memphis Taproom. There was NO RECIPE but I watched what he did an made it myself...

If you dont want so much fat, pull off that top layer of the pork belly at the top after frying...

This would also be great with cubes of slab bacon cooked the same way

1/8 t ground coriander
1/8 t cinnamon
1/8 t ground cloves
1 T white pepper
1/8 t ginger
1/8 t nutmeg
2 T Salt

Mix the above and toss with

2 lbs cubed pork belly

Marinate overnight

Put in a dutch oven with lard to cover and put in low oven 250 for 5 hours
take out and deep fry till crisp

arugula (I normally hate it but it works here)
cubed watermelon
pickled onion

Sugarcane Vinagerette

    1/4 cup cane vinegar (from asian mkt)
    1/4 cup cane syrup (Sugar In The Raw brand has one)
    1/6 cup Creole mustard
    1 clove garlic chopped
    1/2 cup olive oil

Toss together, eat


Great, been wanted to get this recipe after watching the show, am guess 250 is F not C? I need to convert to gas mark