Spiced roasted pork belly with chilli caramel and green apple and ginger salad recipe
- Cuisine: Modern Asian
- Serves 6
400 ml (13 fl oz) Shao Xing wine
100 ml (3 ½ fl oz) light soy sauce
60 g (2 oz) white sugar
1 head garlic, peeled and bruised
2.5 cm (1 in) piece ginger, bruised and roughly chopped
2 cinnamon sticks, broken
6 star anise
5 cardamom pods, cracked
1 kg (2 lb) pork belly
500 ml (1 pint) vegetable oil
4 tablespoons sea salt
1½ tablespoons Stones green ginger wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon shaved palm sugar
2 medium green apples, flesh shredded
1 large red onion, finely sliced into rings
2 long red chillies, seeded and finely sliced lengthways
2.5 cm (1 in) piece ginger, finely shredded
½ cup coriander (cilantro) leaves
1 cup Chilli Caramel
The longer you marinate the pork, the more the fl avour of the spices intensifi es. Marinate overnight at least, although several days is even better.
In a large bowl combine the Shao Xing wine, soy and sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Add the garlic, ginger, cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. Dip each side of the pork in the marinade to make sure it is thoroughly coated, then leave it in the bowl skin-side up and refrigerate for at least one night. Leave the pork uncovered to allow the skin to dry out.
Heat the oil in a wok to 180°C (350°F). Remove the pork from the marinade (reserving the marinade) and pat it dry with paper towel. Lower the pork into the oil skin-side down and fry without turning until the skin is covered in air bubbles (3–5 minutes). Remove from the oil and drain on paper towel.
Preheat the oven to 140°C (275°F). Transfer the pork skin-side up to an ovenproof dish. Strain the marinade, discarding the solids, and pour it around the pork. Season the skin of the pork with the salt and roast for 1½ hours.
Combine the ginger wine, lemon juice and palm sugar in a mixing bowl, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the shredded apple and toss it immediately to stop the apple going brown, then add the remaining ingredients and combine.
Use a sharp knife to cut the crackling off the roasted pork. Slice the pork, arrange the meat on a serving plate and drizzle it with chilli caramel. Serve the crackling and salad on the side.
Recipe from Lotus: Asian Flavours by Teage Ezard with photographs by Greg Elms. Published by Hardie Grant Books.
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