January 04, 2021

Ready to Cook Lechon Belly De Cebu

It is pretty obvious that I love lechon and I have several posts about lechon. It is one of our favorite dishes whenever there is something to celebrate or if there is a holiday. But of course, we can’t always afford to have lechon so the best solution is to buy Lechon Belly Roll. Personally, I haven’t tried buying cooked lechon belly but I have tried several lechon belly roll sa mga get together namin and so far, okay lang naman experience ko. Hindi pa ko nacoconvince na mag-order because I know I can cook this at home. 

The first time I tried cooking lechon belly was 8 years ago and it was a successful try though nakakapagod yung recipe na yun kasi panay check ko sa oven so hindi ko na inulit. So instead of Oven Roasted Pork Belly, mas type ko na lutuin yung Lechon Kawali

Two years ago, I saw ready to cook lechon belly at Landers, I bought the smallest size for less than P300. I chose the plain version, marinated it with soy sauce, and cooked this for our 2019 New Year’s Eve. Then last year, I bought a ready to cook Lechon Belly de Cebu again but this time with lemongrass. I can’t remember the weight but the price is P676.43. 

I’m supposed to cook this on Christmas Eve pero tinamad ko, sabi ko sa New Year's Eve na lang pero tinamad ulit ako, so I cooked this after the holiday. Hehehe! I just followed the instructions that I saw at Lander’s. 

How to Cook Lechon Belly De Cebu 

1. Brush skin with oil. 
2. Preheat Oven at 350F for 5 minutes 
3. Put meat in a roasting pan and add half an inch of tap water on the baking pan. 
4. Roast meat for 1.5 to 2 hours until the skin is golden brown and crips. 
5. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

I baked this for 2 hours but after slicing it, hindi pa luto yung loob, medyo mapula pa siya so we baked it for another 45 minutes. Lunch nga namin dapat kaso gutom na kami, buti na lang marami kami leftover food so may kinain kami. Then before dinner, I grill it for another 30 minutes, mukhang sunog sa picture pero hindi lasang sunog. 

All in all, I cooked this for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Matagal lang lutuin pero mas tipid kaysa bumili ng lechon belly. As expected, we were not able to finish the pork belly so for sure may lechon paksiw kami in the next few days. #holidayleftover

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