OMG, Lechon Butter Exists And We Know Where To Buy It!
Pandesal with lechon butter for breakfast, please!
Even though the holidays are still two months away, we can't help but feel giddy thinking about all the lechon we will be eating. But who says lechon is for special occasions only? General's Lechon recently released bottled Lechon Butter, Lechon Sofrito, and Lechon Rillettes, which you can easily use if you need a quick and tasty breakfast, lunch, merienda, and dinner.
What's better than waking up to buttery fried rice cooked and toasted pandesal? Fried rice and pandesal that uses lechon butter, of course! You can fulfill this craving with General's Lechon's Lechon Butter (P350). The star of this butter is, of course, the use of lechon fat, mixed with grass-fed butter, herbs, and spices. According to Bryan Justin Ong, the co-owner of General's Lechon, they harvest the lechon fat from their retail outlets. Because they offer garlicky lechon at these retail outlets, the Lechon Butter also has a hint of garlic.
Sofrito is a sauce commonly made by sautéing tomatoes, green peppers, garlic, and onions in olive oil. General's Lechon's take on this sauce includes the dark meat of the lechon (mostly, from the belly), diced Spanish chorizo, garlic, and spices swimming in olive oil. According to Ong, the Lechon Sofrito (P395) is best used as a pasta sauce or paired with Melba toast (thin slices of bread that are toasted to a crisp). But, of course, as Filipinos, it's inevitable to pair it with steamed rice!
General's Lechon's Lechon Rillettes (P375) is a French-style slow-cooked pork spread made by simmering white meat from the lechon, grass-fed butter, and herbs and spices for five hours. Rillettes are commonly mistaken for pate, but a distinct difference between these two spreads is that rillettes has more texture, plus, it's chunkier. This is best served with bread or crackers for appetizers or merienda!
General's Lechon's Lechon Butter, Lechon Sofrito, and Lechon Rillettes are available at Rockwell Par8de every weekend, while it is available daily at General's Lechon's Dasmarinas, Makati; Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City; and BF Paranaque, Aguirre branches.