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Roasted Pork Belly with Crackling served with Homemade Apple Sauce and Asian Stir Fry Vegetables in Sweet Soy & Sesame

Shane's Main, Series 3 Come Dine with Me Australia.


  • 2kg Pork Belly (deboned & scored from butcher)

  • Salt to season

  • Splash of olive oil

  • 2 red capsicums

  • 1 yellow capsicum

  • 200g snow peas

  • 1 bunch Broccolini

  • Good dash of sweet and ordinary Soy Sauce

  • Good dash of Hoi Sin

  • Good Dash of Sesame Oil

  • 8 Granny Smith apples

  • Half knob of butter

  • Half amount of brown sugar to butter


  • The pork::

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  • 2.

    Rub oil & salt into pork skin.

  • 3.

    Place pork on a rack over a baking dish.

  • 4.

    For the first 45 minutes roast on high.

  • 5.

    Turn oven down to 150 degrees and cook for a further 1hr 15 mins, turning the dish around in the oven every half an hour to get even crackling.

  • 6.

    Cover and rest for 5 mins before slicing into strips to serve.

  • Asian Stir Fry Vegetables in Sweet Soy & Sesame::

  • 1.

    Julienne all vegetables.

  • 2.

    Heat wok with the sesame oil.

  • 3.

    Add stems of broccolini first to soften, then capsicum and all the sauces stir & season to taste.

  • 4.

    Cook for 4-5 mins.

  • 5.

    Add snow peas 3 mins before serving.

  • Apple Sauce::

  • 1.

    Peel apples cut in eighths.

  • 2.

    Add butter to a pan and soften. Then add the sugar on a low heat.

  • 3.

    Sit the apples in liquid without the lid on the saucepan.

  • 4.

    Cook until soft.

  • 5.

    Use hand blender to mix.

  • 6.

    Serve on top of pork.

  • 7.

    Don’t put apple sauce near vegetables.


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Posted by Rachael132Report
I would half the weights and cooking times
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