MAPLE-BOURBON PORK BELLY
1 lb (454 g) pork belly, skinned
1 tbsp (15 ml) bourbon
4 tsp (20 ml) each of salt and maple syrup
freshly ground black pepper
- Rub pork with bourbon, salt, maple syrup and pepper. Place on a baking sheet in refrigerator and let sit overnight.
- Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Place pork belly on a rack on a shallow baking sheet, fat-side up, and roast for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 275 F (140 C) and bake for 11⁄2 hours or until you can pierce pork easily with a knife. Remove pork from oven, place on a rack and cool to room temperature. Wrap pork in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- To serve, preheat oven to 350F (180C). Bring pork to room temperature and cut into thick slices. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and heat in oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Serve with your favourite brunch accompaniments.