Each of the below recipes in good for 2-2.5 pounds of pork belly
Basic Home Cured Bacon
1 ounce (1/8 cup Morton or Diamond Crystal coarse kosher) salt
1 teaspoon pink curing salt #1
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 bay leaves, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar or honey or maple syrup
3 cloves of garlic, smashed with the flat side of a chef’s knife
1 tablespoons juniper berries, lightly crushed (optional)5 to 10 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
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