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Crispy Oven Broiled Liempo

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs pork belly
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Pour the water in a steamer. Bring to a boil.
  • Arrange the pork belly in the steamer, cover and steam for 40 minutes. Add water as needed.
  • Remove the pork belly from the steamer and place in a plate. Let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Rub salt and pepper all over the steamed pork belly. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
  • Set the oven to broil mode and preheat to 510 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange the pork belly in a greased oven safe tray or plate. Broil for 15 to 17 minutes.
  • Flip the pork belly so that the opposite side will be facing up. Continue to broil for another 12 to 15 minutes or until texture starts to get crispy.
  • Chop the broiled pork belly the way you prefer.
  • Serve with your favorite side dish such as ensaladang talong.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g