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Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Crawfish Maque Choux, Inspired by Beasts of the Southern Wild — Josh Valentine

Ingredients for Crispy Pork Belly:
3 pounds fresh pork belly
1 onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 quart apple cider vinegar
1 quart ham stock

Directions:
Combine onion, garlic, tomato paste, salt, and sugar. Rub over the pork belly and leave in refrigerator for two days. After two days, wipe of the rub and braise in a 200 oven for four hours. Cool to room temperature. Once cool, remove belly from the liquid and press between two weighted sheet pans overnight. Portion and deep fry at 375 until crispy.

Ingredients for the Crawfish Maque Choux
1/4 cup oil
9 cups fresh corn kernels
3 cups fresh corn juice
2 yellow onions, chopped fine
2 poblanos, chopped fine
1 jalapeno, chopped fine
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups heavy cream
2 ounces bacon, cooked and chopped
2 pounds crawfish tails

Directions:
Fry corn in oil until slightly caramelized. Add onion, chiles, and garlic. Cook until softened. Add corn juice and cream and cook until thick. Fold in bacon and crawfish.

Serve in a bowl topped with Crispy Pork Belly and garnish with sliced green onions

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