Market Recipe: Pan Roasted Carrots & Fennel with Pork Belly

 Pan Roasted Carrots & Fennel with Pork Belly

By Market Chef Maggie Perkins.

1/2 lb pork belly, sliced and cubed
2 bunches young carrots, sliced
1 large bulb fennel, sliced thinly
Hill Country Provisions “Prairie Dust”, to taste
Texas Hill Country Olive Co lemon infused olive oil, scant drizzle

In a large skillet over medium high heat, render fat from pork belly cubes until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towel, leaving rendered fat behind.

Add fennel to the skillet and sauté, stirring frequently, until limp. Remove to a paper towel to drain. 

Add sliced carrots (in two batches if necessary to keep from crowding pan) and sauté, stirring frequently, until limp and golden brown at edges. 

Return pork belly and fennel to the pan, toss with a few teaspoons of “Prairie Dust” seasoning and adjust seasoning as desired. Drizzle lightly with lemon-infused olive oil to taste. Serve warm.

Photos by Maggie Perkins.

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