It’s not a secret here that I’m a meat eater and I love lechon so when I’ve learned that I can cook Lechon Belly at home, I immediately tried it. I served it on our Media Noche.
I bought less than 2 kilos of pork belly. I rub it with salt and garlic powder according to taste. Place the lemon grass in baking dish and place the pork belly on top of it. Put some soy sauce on top of the pork belly for color.
Bake it at 350F for 1 hour and 30 minutes, brush the pork belly skin with oil every 30 minutes. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, increase the temperature to 450F and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
I was proud and happy with the result, the skin is really crispy but I know that the taste is not yet perfect. The lemon grass flavor is overpowering so next time I will just use salt, pepper, and garlic. I cooked Lechon Paksiw from the leftover.
Feel free to share your oven roasted pork recipe.