I think its time we make pork belly a "Christmas Food." I mean, forget ham. Forget the stupid turkey. All I want is pork belly in my belly. This beauty came out of one of the most incredible Paleo cookbooks to hit the shelves in 2013, Beyond Bacon by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry. Stacy and Matt are better known as The Paleo Parents, where they blog about raising their family on real food. They have written two books and are working on their third.
My favorite recipe in their book is the smoked pork belly. We have made it four times already, and every time it turns out perfectly. This is a two day feast. After smoking this tender, juicy slab of heavenly meat, we enjoy it for a fantastic dinner. The next morning, we slice up the rest of it, pan-fry it, and eat it with eggs. Then we fight over the rest for lunch. My favorite way to eat it is pan fried. Sooo crispy. Its un-bacon. You know how I feel about bacon. This is so much better. Fudge, lard, stir-frys, sausages, pork chops and even tamales, this book covers it all. Limited only by their creativity, Stacy and Matt really did what they set out to do: They created paleo recipes that respect the whole hog, from nose to tail.
So you want it? In this 4th installment of Thanksgiveaway, you can get it! Leave me a comment below with your favorite holiday dish and your email address.
Example: Ellen's Squash Casserole. brittanie36(at)gmail(dot)com.
I'll announce the winner on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Good luck!