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Asian-style pork belly with plum sauce

The fruity sauce cuts through the richness of the meat in this classic flavour combo

By , 28 January 2019

(6 votes)

Asian-style pork belly with plum sauce
  • 2 Hours 30 Mins

  • Serves: 4

Nutritional Info
Each 446g serving contains
  • Energy

    3191KJ

    763KCAL

    38%
  • Fat

    36.1g

    high

    52%
  • Saturates

    11.6g

    high

    58%
  • Sugars

    20.5g

    low

    23%
  • Salt

    0.76g

    low

    13%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 715kJ/171kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1tbsp clear honey
  • 1tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1tbsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds
  • 750g pork belly slices
  • 400g plums, destoned and chopped
  • 200g jasmine rice
  • 85g watercress
  • 2 spring onions, shredded
  • 1 red chilli (optional), sliced
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, five spice, garlic, ginger and half of the sesame seeds.

  • Coat the pork belly slices and the plums in the marinade and place on a baking tray with about 75ml water. Cover with foil and roast for 1hr. Uncover, baste and cook for another 50-60 mins, basting after 30 mins.

  • Cook the rice according to the pack instructions.

  • Divide the pork and plums between 4 plates, and drizzle over the juices. Serve with the rice and watercress, sprinkled with the spring onion, red chilli if using and the remaining sesame seeds.