Pan-fried pork belly
We call this lechon kawali or pan-fried pork belly. Not healthy, but should be okay once in a blue moon to satisfy the cravings.J ust slices of pork belly cooked in water with bay leaves and whole peppercorns for about an hour, then salted and fried in canola oil. I will use the air fryer next time I make this which is likely in a year or two when the moon turns blue again.
Collard greens, lechon kawali and plantain
A lovely morning harvesting some leafy greens while listening to the birds sing their morning songs. Then on to the kitchen to prepare a Filipino dish called "lechon kawali" which is pork belly boiled in whole peppercorns and bay leaves, then fried until very crispy. For the side dishes, I sauteed collard greens and kale in olive oil and thinly sliced garlic. A dash of salt and a sprinkle of pepper flakes. I also fried some plantain and steamed three cups of Jasmine rice. That was Sunday lunch!