Five spiced slow roast belly of pork

Five spiced slow roast belly of pork

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Description

Pork belly is the cut of the moment. This dish may take some time but well worth the wait. It's an oriental twist on a very British meal. Serve as part of a stir fry.

Preparation time:  20 minutes

Cooking time:  2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

500 - 600g RSPCA Assured labelled pork belly joint
2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
1 tbsp sea salt
stir fried greens, to serve

Method

Preheat the oven 220°C/gas 7.

Lay the pork joint flat, cutting the string and unrolling if necessary.

Mix together the Chinese five spice and the salt.  Rub all over the pork, making sure it gets into the cuts in the rind.  Place the pork on a rack over a roasting tin.

Roast for 20 minutes then reduce the oven to 170°C/gas 3 for a further 120 minutes until the pork is thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear.  Leave to rest for 5 minutes.

Cut the belly pork into chunks, and serve with stir fried greens.

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