Pork Pies with Pine Nuts and Dried Fruit
Virtuoso charcutier Arnaud Nicolas’s choice of meat—lean pork belly—gets the ratio of protein to fat exactly right. The interiors of his warm buttery puff pastries are studded with jewellike nubs of pistachio, cranberry and apricot . Slideshow: More Pork Belly Recipes
Pork Belly Porchetta with Truffles
This is Nadine Levy Redzepi’s high-low approach to pork, combining a humble, fatty cut with upscale but affordable preserved truffles. The meat is cooked until just tender; it won’t be meltingly soft like a braise, but it has that irresistible crunchy layer of fat to keep everything juicy. Slideshow: More Pork Belly Recipes
You can't go wrong with melt-in-your-mouth pork belly. From crispy pork belly with kimchi to hearty sandwiches loaded with tender pork belly pieces and fried eggs, these dishes will be worth the effort.
Pancetta—the Italian bacon made of pork belly meat—is used in plenty of recipes, including these pancetta-beef burgers with horseradish ketchup and these baked rigatoni with broccoli, green olives and pancetta.