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Grilled Entremeada with Garlic and Parsley Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound of entremeada (Portuguese pork belly)
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Grill or grill pan

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the minced garlic, chopped parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
3. Rub the garlic and parsley mixture all over the entremeada, making sure to coat both sides.
4. Place the entremeada on the grill or grill pan and cook for 10-12 minutes on each side, or until the pork belly is crispy and cooked through.
5. Remove the entremeada from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20-24 minutes
- Medium-high heat on the grill or grill pan
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 450
- Fat: 38g
- Protein: 22g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Fiber: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of pork belly or even substitute with beef or chicken.
- If you don't have fresh parsley, you can use dried parsley instead.

- Add some lemon zest to the garlic and parsley mixture for a citrusy flavor.
- Substitute the parsley with cilantro for a different flavor profile.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the entremeada rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute.
- If using a grill pan, make sure to preheat it for a few minutes before adding the entremeada to ensure even cooking.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover entremeada in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, simply place the entremeada in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the sliced entremeada on a platter with some fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

- Fresh parsley and lemon wedges

- This dish pairs well with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple salad.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Simple salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the entremeada is not crispy enough, you can place it under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp it up.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the entremeada to an internal temperature of 145°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

Food history:
- Entremeada is a traditional Portuguese dish made from pork belly that has been marinated and grilled or roasted.

Flavor profiles:
- The garlic and parsley mixture adds a savory and herbaceous flavor to the pork belly.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the entremeada with some crusty bread and a glass of red wine for a complete meal.

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Region: Portuguese

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Herby, Garlicky, Umami, Smoky