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The time it takes to make this awesome appetizer is well worth the wait and effort. Beer braised pork belly, settled into a cuddling spoon of Litehouse® Gourmet Blue Cheese Dressing sitting on a crisp crostini – accented with lime zest and fresh country mustard….Oh my!
12oz Fresh Pork Belly – cut into 24 individual cubes
12oz fresh bottled lager – or choice of brew
1/2 of a 12oz French Baguette
1/4oz of Olive Oil
1/4 tbsp. Kosher Salt
1 1/2 cups of LH Gourmet Blue Cheese Dressing
1 cup of Fresh Country Style Whole Grain Mustard
1. Wash Hands
2. Turn on oven to 275 F
3. In a heavy gauge braising pan sear the pork cubes in a bit of olive oil on the stove 4. Once nicely seared – pour in the beer; place a lid on it and into the oven for approx. 2 hours, checking frequently to assure that the liquid level is sufficient
5. In the meantime, slice the baguette into crostini’s – olive oil and salt and toast
6. Top the toasted crostini with a Tablespoon of Blue Cheese Dressing
7. Once the pork as softened, take them and put them on the Crostini topped already with the Blue Cheese Dressing
8. Arrange on a serving platter and zest a lime over the top and garnish with the mustard