1.3kg piece boned pork belly, skin on and scored, ask the butcher for the thin end
2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
For the dipping sauce
4 tbsp soy free seasoning sauce
small knob fresh root ginger, grated
1 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce - click here for recipe
1 scallions, finely chopped green end only
Serves - 4
Rub the pork with the five-spice and 2 tsp sea salt then leave, uncovered, in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, but preferably overnight. When ready to cook, heat oven to its maximum setting.
Lay the pork on a rack over a roasting tin, making sure the skin is exposed.
Roast for 10 mins before turning down the heat to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4, then leave to cook for a further 1½ hrs.
Have a look at the pork – if the skin isn’t crisp, turn up the heat to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7, then cook for another 30 mins until crisp. Leave to rest on a board for at least 10 mins.
To make the dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients together with 2 tbsp water.
Cut the pork into small pieces, then serve with the sauce, plus boiled rice and steamed greens, if you like.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food