I created this dish to higlight and support the incredible nutty, almost buttery taste of the iberico pork chop. I chose to go without a sauce because i didn’t want to overpower the pork aroma. I made a simple fennel salad with oranges to cut through the fattiness of the pork chop. Adding the onion & garlic oil instead of a sauce might seem a little strange, but it really brings together the whole dish.
This project started over 15 weeks ago when I ordered 2 fresh pig cheeks from my trusted local butcher. I salted them, added sugar and spices and put everything in vaccuum bags. I stored them in my fridge for 3 weeks then let them soak in water for 1 hour. Afterwards I hanged them in my cellar.