Pork Belly Skin On
Pork Belly Skin On
- Always cut-to-order by an artisanal butcher
- Free delivery on orders over $250
"Tender, juicy meat AND crispy skin? Yes please.”
The Quick Facts on Our Pork Belly
- 100% Canadian pork
- Skin on
- Average weight per piece: 10-12 lbs
Butcher Shoppe pork belly comes from Ontario farms which raise their animals using humane practices. Popular throughout Asian cuisine, pork belly is a fatty cut that’s full of flavour. The magic happens in the cooking process where the top layer of fat renders deep into the meat, making for the most melt-in-your-mouth, tender and juicy eating experience. Oh, and then there’s that beautiful crispy crackling! A must try.
Pork Belly Goes Great With...
Enjoy your pork belly with a punchy glaze or dipping sauce, like your favourite hoisin or spicy mustard.
Additionally, pairing skin-on pork belly with other meats can lead to an incredibly satisfying and flavorful meal. Here are three meats that go exceptionally well with pork belly:
- Duck Breast: The rich, gamey flavors of duck breast can balance out the fatty, succulent nature of pork belly. Cooking both meats to perfection and serving them together creates a luxurious, palate-pleasing experience.
- Beef Short Ribs: The deep, beefy flavor and tender texture of short ribs can complement the crispiness and richness of skin-on pork belly. Both meats share a boldness that makes them ideal partners on a plate.
- Smoked Sausage: The smoky, spiced profile of smoked sausage adds a delightful contrast to the fatty, juicy pork belly. The two can be served together in a charcuterie board or even cooked in the same dish for a harmonious blend of flavors.
Pairing pork belly with the right sides can also create a balanced meal. Here are a couple of side dishes that go well with pork belly:
- Coleslaw: The tangy and crunchy texture of coleslaw can provide a refreshing contrast to the fattiness of pork belly. Whether you prefer a creamy or vinegar-based coleslaw, this side dish adds a fresh element to the meal.
- Roasted Vegetables: A medley of roasted vegetables like carrots, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts can complement the richness of pork belly. The caramelized edges and natural sweetness of the vegetables work well with the savory, fatty pork.
Our Preferred Way to Cook for Pork Belly with Skin
We like roasting our pork belly in the oven. We recommend starting at a high temperature to get that nice and crispy pork belly top layer before turning it down to let the meat cook low and slow for ultimate tenderness. Be sure to score the skin beforehand and rub with a spiced salt mix so all that flavour can penetrate deep into the meat.
How We Ship Skinned Pork Belly...
Our fresh pork belly with skin is fresh cut at our Toronto butcher shop and vacuum sealed at its freshest. It’s then sent directly to your door on our own fleet of refrigerated trucks within 12-24 hours of your order. We can deliver throughout the greater Toronto area and also have in-store pick up available.