Grilled liempo or pork belly has to be one of life’s simplest and finest food pleasures. We have this at home at least once a month. And last weekend at the beach, the “non-food focused weekend,” this was lunch one day, served with an eggplant salad. I have done posts on grilled liempo before, but I find that it satisfies every single time we have it… It’s a bid gross to think this, but now that I am much fatter than in my twenties, I suspect I would taste a lot better if I was thrown on a grill after a few hours marinating in good soy sauce, kalamansi and pepper… :)
Part of the magic that transforms the fatty belly into barbecued nirvana lies in the sizzling fat just oozing over the layers of meat. And it must have carcinogenic burnt bits to be really delicious. This takes just a few minutes to grill and I usually serve this with some homemade acharra or a vinegar dressed salad on the side. Hmmm, I just had an idea, I wonder what grilled lechon might taste like?!? Yum or Ho-hum?