A few weeks back, I made these for a bridal shower (except instead of using classic Iceberg Lettuce, I shrank it down and used endive leaves, which was the cutest thing ever) and the women devoured these things faster then I could make them! They couldn’t stop raving about how great they where! Little did they know that this was the easiest dish I made that day. I love this dish for several reasons but mainly because its easy, a great ‘make ahead’ dish (perfect for summer time use), and it’s obviously delicious and very unique in flavor
A unctuously rich pork belly balanced with a crisp, bright herb salad over a scallion pancake. Although from start to finish the dish will take 4 hours, over 3 and a half hours are occupied by pre-roasting the pork belly, making this dish incredibly fast to make for family or friends. This dish is incredibly welcome at parties or dinners as a novel finger food, and celebrates a combination of my favorite things that my mom made — an homage to my childhood comfort foods with a healthy twist.
I first had a similar dish as a starter at our favorite Sushi restaurant and decided to try my hand at recreating it. I must say it gets rave reviews when I serve it and it is simple to prepare. Slightly spicy, definitely crunchy, and has a light texture while delivering a punch of flavor. It makes a great starter!