I love Lechon. I sincerely thank the Philippines’ Spanish colonizers for bringing this to our lovely little island home.
Lechón is a pork dish in several regions of the world, most specifically Spain and its former colonial possessions throughout the world. The word lechón originated from the Spanish term lechón, referring to a suckling pig that is roasted
I’ll admit, I was staying away from food like this this holiday season but when my mom said she was making this, I had to eat it. This recipe is by my mom and the only reason why I’m sharing this on my blog is for future reference. #goals
Let’s get to it!
What my mom used:
Liempo (pork belly)
What my mom did:
1- Salt and pepper all over that liempo
2- Roll that baby up, lemon grass should be in the middle
3- Tie it up like the perfect Christmas gift that it is
4- Preheat your turbo roaster at 120C for 20 minutes
5- Once done, place your liempo inside and cook at 150C for 1 hour
6- Flip to the other side and cook for another hour
7- Cook for another 30 minutes each side at 250C. TIP: Poke the skin a little to test for crunchiness
When my mom was telling me how to make it, I cannot believe how easy it was. Salt and pepper? Really? Wow.
I wish someday I can do this too. My mom will always be my kitchen idol.