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pork belly

eyejms | | Mar 6, 2010 11:35 AM

I tried to cook a pork belly last night. Since I'd never tasted belly before I wasn't sure what to expect. After a lot of research, I decided on a jamie Oliver recipe. During the cooking process the house smelled fantastic. My wife arrived home apprehensive about the up coming meal, but had to admit "it sure smells good" The final product was picture perfect . I broke off a piece of the crackle and tasted it...great. So, Let eat.......Cutting into the pork belly released a smell that could only be described as (I'll try to be polite here)....An outhouse? It was awful. My wife left the room' not to return and It's just me and the belly. Once I got past the oder, the meat tasted great. The next day it smelled fine. My question......Is this what I should expect from pork belly, did I do something wrong or.............did I eat bad belly. Thanks for any help

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