Easy to Make Pork Belly Sand| RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground chile flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • One 3-lb. slab pork belly, skin removed
  • 1⁄4 cup molasses
  • Six 6-inch French buns halved lengthwise
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
  • 1⁄4 cup American yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 10 oz. Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz. smoked ham, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic-dill pickles, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1⁄4 cup melted butter

 

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Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar, fennel seeds, chile flakes, and nutmeg. Rub the raw garlic halves over the pork and discard. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the pork to coat well. Transfer to a large sealable bag to marinate in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours. An hour before roasting, remove the pork belly from the refrigerator to bring up to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 275°F. Place the belly in a shallow roasting pan, meat-side down, and brush the top with the molasses. Place a piece of parchment paper over the meat and cover the pan tightly with foil. Roast until fork-tender, about 3 hours.

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Heat a panini grill or large cast-iron skillet until hot. Using a sharp knife, cut the pork crosswise into six 1⁄4-inch-thick slices, then cut each slice in half, reserving the remaining pork belly for another use.

Open the buns and spread about 1-1⁄2 tsp. mayonnaise and 1 tsp. mustard over each half. Drizzle with a few dashes of hot sauce and sprinkle with salt. On each bottom half, layer slices of cheese, ham, pork belly, and pickles. Cover with the tops and brush the outside of each bun with melted butter.

In batches, place the filled buns on the panini grill, pressing down to flatten them slightly. If using a cast-iron skillet, put another heavy skillet or weight on top to flatten them and turn them over after 2 or 3 minutes. Grill until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Take a look at the following video on making pork belly sandwich:

Developing Healthy Eating Habits Amongst Kids

It is quite natural for any child to dislike new kind of food right away. It may take 10 or more tries getting a child to accept a new food. It is essential for parents to behave patiently if you want your child to eat right and healthy. For overall growth and development, parents should offer kids foods from each of the food group.

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Some ways to develop your child’s healthy approach towards eating

– Cut down on the amount of fat in your family’s diet. Include low-fat dairy products, lean meat, fat-free cereals or bread.

– Avoid restricting sweets or desserts. Fat, salt, sugar have a moderate place in our diet. Don’t curb them completely. Just teach your child to take small portions of it.

– Make or keep a wide variety of healthy foods ready at home to be eaten as snacks. Do allow occasional indulgence of chips, colas, and cookies.

– Eating slowly helps to detect hunger and fullness better. Encourage your child to eat slowly.

 

 

– Eating meals together with family helps children. Meal time with family can be pleasant with free flowing, light-hearted conversations about the day, etc.

– Activities like shopping for food and preparing meals are a fun time for children. Both parents and children learn about each other’s food preferences and enjoy the time spent together.

– Eating meals and watching TV at the same time makes it difficult to pay attention to the hunger and may lead to overeating.

– Sending children to bed without eating food may give them the impression that they will have to go hungry. So they may try to eat whenever they get a chance. Avoid using food as punishment.

 

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– If your kid is having lunch at school, find out more about the lunch program. If you pack your child’s food include a variety of foods. While dining out, pick healthier items.

– If you as parents eat healthy nutritious food, your child tends to learn and pick up similar eating habits. Set a good example by eating a variety of nutritious foods and snacks. Teaching your child healthy eating practices early in life will help develop an approach to eating food with right attitude.…