This a really great and tasty side dish or starter to have at the beginning of any meal. This salted pork was a meal that the Taiwanese Aborigine peoples made out of wild boar/pigs. It helped preserve the meat, later it became widely popular with the general Taiwanese population. Don’t serve too much of this salted pork, because if people can eat more and more of this they definitely will, and they will be full before the main course! With such a potent mix of lemon, pepper, salt and pork 檸檬胡椒咸豬肉 in one small package it’s definitely recommended to have some beer close by! Or you can have it among other more subtle/milder tasting starter dishes and sides, I think it would be good with some potatoes either roasted or Spanish tapas style. For us Joanne served the pork on a bed of chopped lettuce surrounded by extra slices of lemon, lovely.

Taiwanese Salted Pork, before and after 4 days

Taiwanese Salted Pork, before and after 4 days dry air curing

As serving with lettuce and lemon slices is merely optional, I will leave those out of the ingredients and recipe method.

The ingredients 食材 are as follows;

  • 4 slices of belly pork, as you can see above on the dinner plate
  • lots of fresh black pepper
  • salt
  • a lemon

The method 作法;

  1. lay out your pork belly slices on the wire rack over a plate as you can see above
  2. rub salt onto the pork, both sides
  3. sprinkle with black pepper generously on both sides
  4. squeeze a lemon drizzle along each slice of pork
  5. take the plate and leave it somewhere cool and airy for 4 days – we put it in our garage!
  6. 4 days later you are ready to roast the pork
  7. heat the over to about 180 degrees and cook the pork for about 15 minutes
  8. remove from the oven and slice thinly, you don’t need much for a great taste
  9. present the slices on a bed of chopped lettuce like Joanne if you wish

As usual Joanne has recorded a cooking video so you can follow the exact recipe step by step, as she prepares, cooks and presents the Lemon Pepper Salted Pork 檸檬胡椒咸豬肉. This video isn’t very long considering the whole process took 4 days, we didn’t film the 4 days dry curing in the garage…

How to make Lemon Pepper Salted Pork Taiwanese Style 檸檬胡椒咸豬肉 cooking video 烹飪影片

We really hope you enjoy this dish. But once you start eating your salty pork it’s hard to stop!