Dad’s Oven Roasted Pork Belly Recipe

2 lbs pork belly
2 tbsp kosher or sea salt
2 small bay leaves
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup soy sauce
Marinate the pork:
Dry the skin thoroughly with paper towel.
Score (hiwain) the skin every 1/2 inch with a sharp knife
Generously rub the salt into the skin
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a shallow baking dish
Place the pork in the dish meat side down
Marinate uncovered in the refrigerator for at least one hour
Preheat oven to 425F
Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and place a roasting rack on it
Remove pork from marinade (discard) and place on the rack
Pat the skin again with paper towels to make it dry
Roast the pork for 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Rest the pork for 15 minutes before slicing
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