Slow roast pork belly

With crushed sweet potatoes and sweetcorn salsa.
 
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Recipe from: 24 August 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 4h 5 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • PORK BELLY:
  • 3
    kg
    pork belly, skin on and bone in
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    kg
    crushed sweet potatoes
  • CRUSHED SWEET POTATOES:
  • 1
    kg
    sweet potatoes
  • 100
    g
    butter
  • 1
    tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1
    tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4
    cup
    brown sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ROASTED SWEET CORN AND PEPPER SALSA:
  • 4
    ears sweet corn
  • 1
    red pepper
  • 1/2
    onion
  • 1
    clove garlic
  • 10
    g
    ginger
  • 1
    red chilli
  • 2
    tomatoes, blanched, peeled and deseeded
  • 20
    g
    coriander, roughly chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 100
    ml
    extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Pork belly
Score the skin of the belly with a sharp knife. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Place it over indirect coals in the Weber and roast for about 3 hours, turning it frequently. The belly is ready when the skin is very crisp and clear juices run from it when a skewer is inserted. The meat should also start coming loose from the bone.

Crushed sweet potatoes
Peel and roughly chop the sweet potatoes. Place them in a roasting tray and add the rest of the ingredients. Cook in a hot oven until caramelised, stirring around every now and then.

Roasted Sweet Corn and Pepper Salsa
Blanche the sweet corn in boiling water and then put it on the grill and blacken it a little. Finely dice the onions, garlic and ginger. Chop the chillies and add it to the onions. Add the lemon juice and allow to macerate for 10 min. Dice the tomatoes and add to the salsa base. Grill, skin and deseed the peppers. Cut the peppers into a large dice and add to the salsa. Shuck the corn and add the kernels.
Add the roughly chopped coriander and olive oil and season to taste.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Weber.
 
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