TENDERIZED DEEP FRIED “LIEMPO”

Liempo

TENDERIZED DEEP FRIED “LIEMPO”
(Parboiled Pork Belly Deep Fried To Crunchy Outside-Juicy Inside Bite)
As mentioned in my other post re “Liempo”,
pork belly is one of the most modifiable parts of pig meat.
Be it roasted, grilled, fried, BBQed, be processed into bacon strips, “sinigang” (tamarind soup base with veggies), “nilaga” (plain boiled and dumped with vegetables different from “sinigang”) and countless more divergence.
For now, we’ll dive into something simple.
Seasoned, tenderized in spices-filled boiling solution then
deep fried to “crispiest skin to juiciest meat bite”.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total time: 2 hours
Serves: 4
Cooking media: suitable parboiling casserole, big frying pan with cover OR suitable deep fryer.

INGREDIENTS:
1 kilo fully cleaned, de-haired, nicely sliced liempo”
enough tap water to cover meat
80 grams fine salt
15 grams ground black pepper
OPTIONAL 10 grams MSG
20 pieces crushed fresh garlic cloves
3 pieces small onion (white or red), sliced
a small bunch of “tanglad” (lemon grass)
500 ml palm olein (if available) or soya/palm oil if not

PROCEDURES:

  1. Pour water and all other ingredients in casserole. Whisk a bit to dissolve granules faster.
  2. Add in “liempo slices” and, under medium heat, boil for 1 hour or until meat exhibits full tenderness when forked.
  3. Scoop out. Pat dry skin. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in pan or deep fryer. When smoke is emitted, slice tiny bit of meat and throw unto hot oil and if small spinning bubbles from thrown meat going up are seen-then heat more. But if throwing the tiny piece of meat into hot oil produces BUBBLES…rumbling BUBBLES, then oil is ready.
  5. WITHOUT BRUSHING ANYTHING UNTO SKIN, deep fry the meat to desired done-ness and/or crunchy condition of skin.
  6. NO NEED TO SPRINKLE WATER UNTO HOT OIL to supposedly make the skin crispy. THIS IS A MYTH. Doing this will just make the oil VERY ANGRY THAT SPLATTERS occur.
  7. You’re DONE.
  8. Slice and garnish as desired. Serve with gar-vin-soy dip (garlic-vinegar-soy sauce mixture)

For more of “LIEMPO” preps, click here.

DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.

 

Banana Leaves Wrapped Flame Grilled “Talakitok”

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BANANA LEAVES-FOIL WRAPPED FLAME GRILLED “TALAKITOK”
(Wrapped-Seasoned Jack/Trevally Flame Grilled to Juiciness )
The height of delectability summoned to be on center stage.
To augment 250 pax’ food line up, due to non availability-in lieu of
“Grilled “Panga” (jaw) ng Tuna”,
quick decision as to alternate was needed.
The best bet-fortunately readily obtainable- was:
“Talakitok” (jack or trevally)
4 hours to deadline.
Got hold of 1 X 5-kilo “Talakitok”
2 x 3-kilo “Kubal Kubal”
( “Finny Scad”-same specie as “Jack/Trevally” but with bit rounded body)
other raw mats and behold…
Simple.
Flavoursome.
Yummy.

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Serves: managed serving-200 (in combi with other preps)
Cooking media: enough foil, heated banana leaves (leaves become bit pliable when heated and do not easily break apart), large burners, oil brush

INGREDIENTS:
1 x 5kilo “Talakitok”
2 x 3kilo “Kubal Kubal”
Both fully cleaned. Abdomen slitted and on both sides at least 4 x 2 inches apart These will be the areas where seasoning will be applied for full flavor penetration.
60 grams fine salt
100 ml. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
15 grams ground black pepper
15 grams nutmeg powder
10 grams ground oregano
10 grams coriander powder
15 grams garlic powder

PROCEDURES:

  1. Mix all powder ingredients in suitable container. Whisk well. Set aside.
  2. Brush oil on ALL sides of fishes ensuring slits are well reached as well as inside of head and belly.
  3. On ALL parts, by fingers, sprinkle blended ingredients. Ensure inside and slits are filled. If there’s excess, rub on all parts of body.
  4. Lay foil in a table. 1 longer than fish-sized foil up-1 down-1 in the middle.Place banana leaf top of middle foil. Lay seasoned fish atop banana leaf.
  5. Cover top of fish with banana leaf then foil.
  6. Fold along sides ensuring there will be no escape of steam and juices as fish is grilled. If there’s a need to add more foil to wrap, go ahead. Place banana leaf top of middle foil. Lay seasoned fish atop banana leaf.
  7. Repeat for other fishes.
  8. As fish is larger than burner, on medium flame, put wrapped fish ensuring ½ of it is heated. Grill for 7 minutes.
  9. Slide to cook other half. Grill now for just 5 minutes.
  10. Turn fish to other side. Grill ½ of fish for 5 minutes. Slide and grill the other half for another 5 minutes.
  11. You are DONE. Witness your tenderest-juiciest-tastiest creation.
  12. Garnish and see the eyes of diners go wide as they partake on these gigantic sea creatures.

DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.

Talakitok

FULLY MARINATED-ROLLED-BROILED “LIEMPO”

Roasted Pork Belly

FULLY MARINATED-ROLLED-BROILED “LIEMPO”
(Pork Belly Marinated for 5 Hours Rolled and Broiled to Perfect Tenderness)
2 years ago, November 21, 2014, I posted Baked “Liempo”. (click for recipe)
This time I will be utilizing the same versatile pork cut,
on a bit different marinade mix and new cooking prep.

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 4 hours
Serves: 10
Cooking media: broiling pan, foil, thick thread for tying, oil brush

INGREDIENTS:
2 kilos boneless, skin-on pork belly-fully cleaned, trimmed
20 grams salt (sea or table)
12 grams sugar (white or brown)
8 grams cracked black pepper
10 grams chili powder
10 grams paprika powder
8 grams nutmeg powder
8 grams coriander powder
6 grams dry thyme
OPTIONAL 2 grams MSG
300 ml. red wine (any)
230 ml. 7-UP or Sprite
50 ml. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 bunch of big stalks’ spring onion without bulbs

PROCEDURES:

  1. In a suitable pan, pour in wine and 7-Up/Sprite. Add all powder/ground ingredients and blend well. Set aside.
    2. Slit belly 0.75 to 1 inch deep on flesh side and 1.5 to 2 inches apart. (These slits will let flavors in).
    3. Skin up place belly unto pan with marinade. Marinate for 5 hours in ref
    (NOT FREEZER).
  2. Line oven pan with foil.Brush ½ of EVOO unto all sides of belly.
  3. Put a bunch of spring onion in mid belly. Skin out-roll and tie with thick thread.
  4. Cover with 2 layers of foil to prevent flavor from seeping out during broiling.
  5. Set oven temp to 275degF (135degC). Pop in “liempo” and slow cook for 2.5 hours.
  6. After 2.5 hours remove foil. Brush the other half of EVOO unto all sides of belly again.
  7. Raise oven temp to 400degF (205degC) and skin up-sear in this last stage your masterpiece for 30 minutes.
  8. Summon. Slice some. Garnish. Serve.

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Want to try Filipino “Lechon Belly”? Here’s the recipe. (click for prep)

DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.

PARBOILED CURRY MARINATED CHICKEN…ROASTED

Baked Chicken

PARBOILED CURRY MARINATED CHICKEN…ROASTED
(Curry Marinated Chicken-Boiled-Roasted)
Visitors coming was asked by my daughter to prep a quick and simple
chicken course to complement “pot luck” items brought by couples.
CLQ (chicken leg quarter) came to mind quite swiftly.
Dashed to nearby cold storage and got hold of raw mats to use.
Behold.

Prep time:   4 hours (marinating time)
Cook time:  45 minutes parboiling & 30 minutes roasting
Total time:   5 hours 15 minutes
Serves: 10
Cooking media: big boiling casserole, silicon-end tongs, slotted scooper, small stainless bowl to melt butter, brush,                                               wire whisk, foil lined roasting pan

INGREDIENTS:
10 pieces CLQ cut into thigh part and drumstick making them 20
2 liters tap water
100 ml. milk (full cream, non fat, skimmed…your preference)
10 grams salt (any)
5 grams ground black pepper
1/2 bar salted or unsalted butter
2 packs of my preferred instant curry paste…IKAN BRAND

Ikan Brand Curry Paste

NOTE: This is my favorite. Just Google the brand and find out where you can get them.
Or you may utilize your choiced one. Instant curry paste makes cooking life easier for you.

PROCEDURES:

  1. Into big casserole, whisk well the 2 packs of curry paste into your 2 liter water.
  2. Add in milk, pepper and salt. Continue on until solids are well dissolved.
  3. Drop chicken parts ensuring top is well covered by marinade.
  4. Wedge unto ref (not freezer) and marinate for 4 hours.
  5. Withdraw and under medium heat parboil for 45 minutes.

NOTE: 45 minutes is the total boiling time. From start (come-up time) until you reach 45 minutes.

  1. In waiting mode, melt butter. Set aside.
  2. Boiling done, with slotted scooper or silicon-end tongs, scoop up carefully and arrange chicken pieces unto roasting pan skin side up.
  3. Brush generously with butter. Finish off or pour remains all over.
  4. Pre-heat oven and under 193degC (380degF), roast for 30 minutes. DONE. Garnish. Present.

DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.

BUTTER FRIED PARBOILED “LIEMPO”

Liempo

BUTTER FRIED PARBOILED “LIEMPO”
(Parboiled Pork Belly Butter Fried-Sprinkled with Texan Meat Rub)

Pork belly is one of the most modifiable parts of pig meat.
Be it roasted, grilled, fried, BBQed, be processed into bacon strips, “sinigang” (tamarind soup base with veggies), “nilaga” (plain boiled and dumped with vegetables different from “sinigang”) and countless more divergence.
A friend’s firm, BAI’s, technologically and methodically preps imported “liempo”
into “Lechon Cebu-Style”.
Note my word imported.
Fact is, they only utilize pork belly either from:
Canada, USA, France or Germany.
The best tasting, well rounded-off ingredients’ mix and lingering skin crispness I’ve munched in my life.
The packaging presentation is the height of marketing proficiency which is why blogger-clients never miss featuring it A.&.A. (again and again)
Those in Metro Manila, Philippines, you may wish to try this “magnum opus”.
And I dare you to do so.
Click here:
https://bais-boneless-lechon-cebu.myshopify.com/
For now, we’ll do some easy-stepped offering for your family’s
center table dish, lunch or dinner.
Parboiled then butter fried and sprinkled with my own
“Texan Meat Rub”
…which we’ll generously dust unto still hot newly fried slices.
Note on this procedure: because when you sprinkle it before frying
desired flavour is un-attainable.
Spices-herbs mix will just slip out to hot oil.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
Serves:>4
Cooking media: boiling & frying pans, kitchen turner or flat laddle (“siyanse”)
stainless bowl, wire whisk

INGREDIENTS:
MEAT:
½ kilo liempo”, sliced ½ inch thick

PARBOILING MIX:
1 liter tap water
10 grams salt (any)
5 grams ground black pepper

FRYING MIX:
1/8 bar butter
80-100 ml. palm oil

TEXAN MEAT RUB:
15 grams salt (any)
6 grams sugar
2 grams ground black pepper
2 grams chili powder
2 grams paprika powder
3 grams ground nutmeg
2 grams ground coriander
3 grams ground thyme
2 grams OPTIONAL MSG

PROCEDURES:

  1. Pour all ingredients of Texan Meat Rub unto bowl and tumble well with wire whisk until fully blended. Set aside.
  1. Into boiling pan, add Parboiling Mix. Toss well. Dump in “liempo” slices.
  2. Bring to boil until meat are to your desired tenderness. Scoop out and set aside.
  1. In oil, melt butter. Start frying “liempo” by batches to your preferred done-ness.
  1. Upon retrieving, while still hot, lay unto serving plate nicely. Using fingers, sprinkle on both sides enough Texan Meat Rub.
  1. Garnish should you wish. Serve your eye-popping different “liempo”.

DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.