Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pork Belly Bits With Green Apple And Ginger Mash


Boy I tell you this is one heck of a buffet or starter recipe. Get yourself one kg of pork belly with a lot of the surface fat taken off,  cut in 2 inch cubes ,  Sear and caramelize with strawberry flavoured balsamic cream vinegar on your stove top. Then roast in 180 degree Celsius oven for 20 minutes. Separately cook cubed green apples and ginger in fresh butter till very soft. Roughly pure the apple sauce. Serve pork bits with a dollop of this mash. Simply gorgeous !!

Ingredients:

For the meat:

  • 1 - 1.5 kg pork belly with most of the surface fat taken off, cut into 2 inch cubes.
  • 1 cup strawberry flavoured balsamic cream.
  • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
For the green apple / ginger mash:
  • 1-1-5 kg green apples pealed and cubed.
  • 1/3 cub good fresh butter.
  • 150 gr of fresh ginger root pealed and finely cubed.
To serve:
  • 3 cups baby rocket.
  • 1/4 cup strawberry flavoured balsamic cream.
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Method:
  • Sear over high heat the pork bits till caramelized.
  • Roast in 180 degree Celsius oven for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, peal, cube apples and ginger.
  • Cook apple / ginger mix till soft. Let cool.
  • Mash with potato masher or vertical blender.
  • Mix 1/4 cup of flavoured balsamic cream with olive oil, shake well and dress the baby rocket.
  • Put rocket on your serving plate.
  • Place pork bits with a dollop of the apple / ginger mash on each peace and a drop of the balsamic cream on top of the rocket.
Serve as a starter, or buffet.

Enjoy,
Stelio
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