This Inihaw na Liempo sa Sampaloc or Grilled Pork belly in Tamarind Juice is a must try. Its like grilled sinigang pork belly. Absolutely delicious and a gives a unique twist to your grilled pork belly.
INIHAW NA LIEMPO SA SAMPALOC
1 kilogram pork belly
¼ cup garlic paste
1 tbsp tanglad
2 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp sugar
2 pieces calamansi (juice extract)
1 tbsp kecap manis (dark sweet soy sauce,or just use soy sauce and brown sugar)
¼ cup Tanduay Rhum
2-3 tbsp tamarind water (or 2-3 tsp tamarind sinigang powder mix)
2 tbsp oil
Note: If you can’t find kecap manis, you can make your own. Just use soy sauce and brown sugar together.
Using blender or food processor, blend garlic and tanglad to a paste. Add the rest of the ingredients. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Marinate the sauce to the pork belly dor at least 30 minutes or longer. Then start grilling. Reserve excess sauce and baste it on the pork as you grill.
Make sure the charcoal are spread out evenly and no fire comes out from the grill. Sprinkle water to diffuse fire. The charcoal should be in minimum heat.
Keep turning every few seconds to prevent too much toasting and even out cooking.
To prevent meat from drying out, brush both the meat and the grate with oil before grilling. Happy grilling!
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