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Old 09-17-2016, 07:12 PM   #11
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That sounds like a great recipe, but I have no idea where in the States you would get a pork loin with the belly attached. Now I saw pork belly for sale at Trader Joe's just the other day, but the package didn't say anything about a pork loin coming with it.
You would probably have to go to a real butcher. There's one near me where I went to a demonstration of breaking down a half hog. We also had the opportunity to purchase any of the parts at a discount. That's where I bought the pork fat I made into lard we talked about a few months ago.

You might also be able to order it at some high-end grocery stores. I wouldn't expect to find it in the meat case.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:16 PM   #12
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That sounds like a great recipe, but I have no idea where in the States you would get a pork loin with the belly attached. Now I saw pork belly for sale at Trader Joe's just the other day, but the package didn't say anything about a pork loin coming with it.
They don't have to come attached. You can wrap the loin in the belly and tie it. That's the way I most often see it prepared on TV.
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They don't have to come attached. You can wrap the loin in the belly and tie it. That's the way I most often see it prepared on TV.
That's the way I do it. I've made them several times as Craig just loves porchetta. Leftovers make great fried rice, shaved thinly can be used for sammies. The thin slices also make an excellent pizza topping. I still want to try a pizza with porchetta slices and an egg broken onto the pizza, then maybe some arugula on top after it comes out/off the pizza oven/grill. You can also make a whole pork belly porchetta.
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That sounds like a great recipe, but I have no idea where in the States you would get a pork loin with the belly attached. Now I saw pork belly for sale at Trader Joe's just the other day, but the package didn't say anything about a pork loin coming with it.
I'd say that this is a cut you have to order in advance from a traditional butcher. Thank goodness we have several in our vicinity.
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Hmmm...OK, thanks, I'll put this one on the list.

It should be obvious, but is pork belly the same thing as sow belly?
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Hmmm...OK, thanks, I'll put this one on the list.

It should be obvious, but is pork belly the same thing as sow belly?
Pork belly is what bacon is made from. Not sure if sow's belly is same.
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Hmmm...OK, thanks, I'll put this one on the list.

It should be obvious, but is pork belly the same thing as sow belly?
Ah, that's a question only another American can answer. Sow belly is not a term found in the UK English language.

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Hmmm...OK, thanks, I'll put this one on the list.

It should be obvious, but is pork belly the same thing as sow belly?
From what I can tell, pork belly is the untreated cut from the hog. Sowbelly is salt pork from the belly, and bacon is the (usually) cured, smoked belly, although one definition defined sowbelly as salt pork or bacon.

sowbelly

[sou-bel-ee]*

noun

1. fat salt pork taken from the belly of a hog.

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Is anyone else reminded a bit of the pork belly futures scene from the classic Dan Akryoyd Eddy Murphy film, Trading Places, one of the best movies set and shot in Philadelphia? Or am I just weird.

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Is anyone else reminded a bit of the pork belly futures scene from the classic Dan Akryoyd Eddy Murphy film, Trading Places, one of the best movies set and shot in Philadelphia? Or am I just weird.

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No comment on the weird bit, but yeah, it came to mind. Now all we need is the frozen concentrated orange juice futures and we are set to make a killing...
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