BELLY UP

About three years ago, pork belly became the new ‘it’ ingredient of the foodie fashion parade.  Magazines, TV shows … pork belly was everywhere.  My family refused to have anything to do with it, my daughter disliked the word ‘belly’ and my husband won’t eat fat.  Still, I was curious and finally caved in.  I smothered mine in a mixture of soya sauce, ginger, garlic and honey, with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and slow roasted it for an hour.  Nobody had seconds, but my curiosity is satisfied.

 

With the meat, I served a cauliflower rosti; this to meet Tandy’s challenge to cook something using that vegetable this week, and herby roast potatoes.  Rosti: mashed steamed cauliflower, butter and parmesan cheese; smashed into a quiche tin and toasted under the grill.  Voila!

 

And so we face Friday; for me a day of keeping my head down and working hard.  Thankfully, my project is an entertaining one.

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears”

Anthony Robbins

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18 thoughts on “BELLY UP

  1. I’ve been buying pork belly on and off for some time – the best part is copious amounts of crisp pork rind. My favourite deli sells roast stuffed pork belly which is delicious as a cold meat for a change too.

    • It went down like a lead balloon with my crowd, adde, so there’s lots of cold meat left over. Guess what will be on my sandwiches this weekend while they’re away camping 🙂

  2. I truly don’t mind pork belly but loveeeeeeee rosti!!! May I come over this weekend? We both had a hectic week (mine is not over yet) and having a Merlot together would be awesome. Love the Anthony Robbins quote so much!! So much truth in it 🙂 Sending you love my dear girlfriend!! oxoxox

  3. My lot LOVE pork belly. I spice the meat side with a braai spice and the rind side only gets loads of salt, into a hot oven and that’s it. Most of the fat cooks out and we’re left with juicy meat topped with the ever popular crackling. *copies cauliflower recipe*

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