wanted to let you know that the pork belly turned out amazing - BostonThat's some amazing cooking!
will be singing your praise for a while ! :)
I made 3 different kinds of the belly
spiced rubbed and braised
brined and braised
all of those turned out great - with the brined and the beer braised, I made chinese buns with hoisin sauce
also took the rendered fat and made a whipped butter with orange zest and fresh basil which was amazing..
Mangalitsa fat is very special.
I have to figure that the "whipped butter" he's talking about was just whipped lard - given the instructions I gave him. The fact that people get so excited about whipped Mangalitsa lard should tell you its special; normal lard is heavy. Mangalitsa lard is great because it holds air, has very light mouthfeel and a very clean taste.
This is the second piece of customer feedback today that mentions whipped lard. Here's the first.