Featured Chef Danielle Christy created a delicacy with US Wellness Pork Belly! Seasoned and seared over medium-high heat, this diced pork belly is made crispy and tender quickly. Danielle’s tomato eggplant sauce is creative, flavorful, and nourishing, yet simple to assemble. The anchovies, garlic, and fresh herbs take this sauce to the next level. Combined with your favorite pasta, this recipe is nourishing and flavorful as the ingredients come alive!
“I love being creative and bringing flavors together with fresh ingredients, keeping it simple to let them shine.”
Crispy Pork Belly Tomato Eggplant Pasta
USWM Shopping List: 1 lb. Sugar-Free Pork Belly – Diced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 anchovies
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 small eggplant, chopped (2 cups)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 Parmesan Rind
- 1/2 cup Fresh herbs
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- kosher salt and pepper
- 1 pkg spaghetti or your favorite pasta
- For the sauce , sauté 3 chopped garlic cloves, 1 diced red onion and 2 anchovies in olive oil just until l they break down and add in diced eggplant. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for about 5 minutes and add 1 large can of whole tomatoes (break them up with your hands) stir to combine. Bring up to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer. Add 1 parmesan rind and cook for 20 minutes. When ready to eat, remove the rind, and finish with balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs!
- Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and toss with tomato sauce.
- For the pork belly, heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt, pepper and fennel. Add to pan and cook 3-4 minutes per side and toss as it’s cooking to get all the sides crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.
- To serve, add pasta into bowls top with pork and any extra sauce, fresh herbs and a generous portion of parmesan cheese.
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Meet Danielle! As a health coach, it is Danielle’s passion to help people develop healthy food and cooking habits. As a personal chef and recipe blogger, Danielle shares recipes focusing on seasonal ingredients, whole foods, and eating the rainbow. Check out family favorites and weekly recipes on her blog, Savor the Kitchen, and Instagram.