Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a gentle simmer. Make regular slices in the skin of the pork belly, being sure not to cut down into the flesh.
Step 2Place belly, skin side down in a steamer pot and steam gently for 15 minutes. This opens the skin up and allows the fats to start to soften (I have been told that you can also pour boiling water over it to achieve the same result, but I’ve not tried that. Let me know if you do).