I like to make a large quantity of these (hence the 6 lbs. of pork bellies) because any leftover will freeze well.
5 cloves garlic, smashed
5. To freeze leftovers: remove the pork bellies from the braising liquid, drain, and place in individual Ziploc or vacuum-seal bags. Strain the braising liquid into a large Ziplock bag or freezer container, let cool completely, seal/cover. Place both the pork bellies and braising liquid in the freezer (best used within 3 months).