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Chinese braised pork belly with greens

This is one of the simplest recipes on the website, basically you take the pork belly, add it to a dish with Chinese flavours, whack it in the oven and let it do its thing, serve with greens for a bit of healthiness.


Cooking time
3 hours

4 tbsp soy sauce
60 ml rice or cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
2 star anise
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
100ml Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
1kg boneless pork belly slices
250g greens (such as kale or cabbage)
sesame oil sesame seeds

Heat the oven to 160C. Mix the soy, vinegar, honey, spices and rice wine (or sherry). Tip into a shallow baking dish that will hold the pork snugly. Add the pork and cover with foil.

Cook for 2 and a half hours, adding a splash of water if it starts looking too dry. Remove the foil, turn up the oven as hot as it will go and crisp the skin for about 20-30 minutes – keep an eye on it!

Serve with steamed greens drizzled with sesame oil and sesame seeds and rice.

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