Updated October 14th, 2021
Let's get our pork belly on.
If you're still dreaming about the pork belly you had for your main course at your work Christmas party in 2018 and have no idea how to recreate something that heavenly at home, we've got the suss. Not only are these slow roasted strips tender, flavoursome and delicious, they're also prepared in the one dish along with your spuds. The veggies take minutes to make and is thrown into the mix at the end, so the whole thing is extremely handy. It also ticks the ~meat and two veg~ box, meaning you can serve it when your granny comes to visit.
These strips are also super cheap (usually about €2-3) and just so tender, a bit like ribs but without the hassle of the bones. Such a handy yet comforting and delicious midweek meal. Convinced? Let's get down to it.
- Pork Belly Strips
- Cajun Seasoning
- Soy Sauce
- New Potatoes
The ingredients are all easy to find and not pricey at all – so you can feed a large amount of people a flavoursome dinner at a low price. We're all about the bargains here.
Start off by slicing the potatoes in half. Season well with salt, pepper, and oil and pop them into an oven dish.
Season the pork belly strips with soy sauce, the cajun seasoning, salt and pepper and a little oil.
Finely crush the garlic cloves. mashing them into a paste. Spread them evenly onto the pork belly strips.
Once the pork has been coated with the marinade pop them on top of the new potatoes in the oven dish. Then lash the entire dish into the oven and cook at 160C for about 90 minutes.
Slice up the peppers and onions and cook them with a little garlic on a slow heat. They'll take about 15-20 minutes. You don't want them taking on any colour but rather to cook slowly and let the sweetness come out of them naturally.
When the potatoes are fully cooked and the pork tender, whip them out of the oven. The juices from the pork will have leaked down into the potatoes, giving them an insane flavour.
Toss the meat and potatoes around in the dish so they're all coated with the lovely flavours.
Pop the pepper and onion mix on top of the meat and potatoes and you have the perfect dish.
Serve the whole thing up either family-style in the middle of the table or plate it up as a dinner party dish. Either way your guests are going to be blown away.
Tasty, easy, and comforting AF.
B0n apple teeth!