Inasal na Liempo

Inasal na Liempo is a grilled pork dish marinated in a mixture of calamansi, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, and coconut vinegar.


Inasal is a type of dish usually using chicken marinated in a mixture of calamansi, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, and coconut vinegar. After the marinating process this is then grilled over hot charcoal while continuously basted in a butter, lemon and annatto which gives it a distinct red orange colour. It is then served with rice, calamansi, soy sauce, chicken oil and “sinamak” vinegar, a vinegar prepared with palm vinegar, garlic, chili peppers and langkawas.

Inasal most probably was a very old recipe but its popularity in Manila just rose during the late 90’s when the Inasal restaurant start popping up. I still remember my best friend who owns a restaurant back in Butuan who introduced me to this dish, it was not popular in Manila back then so what he did was to air freight it to Manila for me to have a try, he even sponsored one of the dinner courses (200 servings) on our wedding day.

A very common dish in Visayas and is a specialty in the city of Bacolod, like the Puto Calasiao alley of Calasiao or the Pigar Pigar street of Dagupan, they also have an entire street market called “Manokan Country” dedicated to this dish. Today we will be making the pork version which is equally as amazing, hopefully you will like this recipe.

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Inasal na Liempo

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Inasal na Liempo is a grilled pork dish marinated in a mixture of calamansi, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, and coconut vinegar.



Ingredients

Scale

Liempo

  • 1kg pork belly, 3/4-inch-thick cuts

Marinade

  • ½ thumb sized ginger, peeled
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 stalks lemongrass, white part
  • 1½ cups coconut vinegar
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • freshly ground black pepper

Basting Sauce


Instructions

  1. In a food processor mix all marinade ingredients except for the baking soda.
  2. I an airtight container combine pork belly; marinade and the baking soda mix well while massaging the meat. Cover container then marinate for at least 6 hours.
  3. In a sauce pan mix together all basting ingredients and simmer in low heat for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Prepare a charcoal grill then cook pork belly while occasionally basting it with the butter sauce until cooked.

 

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3 Responses

  1. kitchenriffs says:

    It’s cold and snowy here, and this would be perfect comfort food. Thanks!

  2. ariel says:

    beautiful recipe. I want to ask if you have a recipe for Beef Inasal. Its a common feature in a karenderia in mindanao or in Cebu. Its really good and I want to try it here.

    Thank you

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