Recipe

Crispy pork belly with pineapple salad

Crispy succulent pork belly with a fresh zesty pineapple salad - the ultimate summer BBQ feast! Full of delicious flavours and wholesome ingredients, this dish will have you swooning for more!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 4 hrs cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Crispy pork belly with pineapple salad
  • 2.5 kilogram piece of boneless pork belly
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chinese five-spice
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) shao hsing (chinese cookng wine) or dry sherry
  • 1 medium (400g) red capsicum, cut into thick strips
  • 3 (400g) lebanese cucumbers, cut into large pieces on the diagonal
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

Method

Crispy pork belly with pineapple salad
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Line a large baking dish with baking paper.
  • 2
    Score the pork belly skin at 5mm intervals using a scalpel or Stanley knife or ask your butcher to do it for you.
  • 3
    Put the pork on a wire rack, skin side up. Place the pork over the sink. Pour boiling water over the skin then pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • 4
    Combine the garlic, spice, ginger and half the salt in a small bowl. Rub the paste over the pork meat only and not the skin. Pour the cooking wine into the lined dish. Place the pork in the dish, skin side up. Rub remaining salt into the skin. Roast the pork for 3 hours or until tender.
  • 5
    After 3 hours, increase the oven temperature to 250°C (230°C fan-forced). Roast for further 30 minutes or until the skin crackles.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, heat a grill plate or barbecue on high. Grill pineapple and capsicum until browned. Remove to a serving plate. When cool, add the cucumber and coriander leaves.
  • 7
    Combine sauces and juice in a small bowl. Spoon the dressing over the salad.
  • 8
    Serve the pork cut into thick strips with the pineapple salad.

Notes

Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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