Savannah Pork Recipe List

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123 East Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Braised Pork Belly

Serves 6


Ingredients for Braised Pork Belly Cure Mix
1/4 cup Fennel Seeds
1/4 cup Cumin Seeds
2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
8 tsp Black Peppercorns
4 pieces Star Anise
4 pieces Cinnamon Stick
2 tsp White Peppercorns
4 tsp Whole Cloves
4 tbsp ground Coriander
1 cup Salt
2/3 cup Sugar
Ingredients for Braised Pork Belly
1/2 Pork belly (approximately 6 lbs)
2 cups Cure Mix
2 qt rich Chicken Stock (water can be substituted)

Method for Braised Pork Belly Cure Mix

• In a coffee grinder or food processor, grind the fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, Star Anise, cinnamon stick, white peppercorns and whole cloves.
• Transfer to a bowl and stir in the ground coriander, sugar, and salt.

Method for Braised Pork Belly

• Rub the pork belly with the dry cure and refrigerate for 3 days.
• On day 3, rinse the pork belly and place in a casserole pan as close to the size of the belly as possible. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
• Cover belly with rich chicken stock and cover pan. Place in oven and cook overnight, about 7 hours.
• Remove belly from braising liquid, drain, and cut into serving pieces. To serve, sear the fat side of the belly until crispy.

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