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Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly

I have house guests so I am cooking a lot recently but have not been very good with keeping up the posting. I will try to catch up over the next few days.

My house guests are incredibly brave people who have immigrated to Australia with a suitcase each and a dream of a better life. I cannot but wonder at their bravery and support their hopes and dreams. I was fortunate enough to have been born here, if not for that accident of birth I may have been in their position. I am grateful every day for the fact that I am fortunate enough to be able to walk freely in the streets without risk of attack, injury or death. We, in Australia, are indeed lucky and I have seen enough of the world to know and appreciate it.

Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly

4 Tbls tomato sauce
1 Tbls ready made BBQ sauce
1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbls oil
1 Tbls cider vinegar
1 Tbls sweet chilli sauce
2 Tbls Kecap Manis
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger

500g pork belly strips

Mix all sauce ingredients.
Place pork in a baking dish.
Pour over sauce and marinate for a few hours.
Preheat oven to 200C
Cook for 45 mins or until cooked and crisp.
Serve with rice or vegetables.

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Pork Belly Chinese

I do eat things other than pork but looking at the blog lately, you would be wondering. This was actually a dish that I made some weeks ago; I have just been incredibly unmotivated to do the actual work necessary to post it (how lazy can I be?)

Anyway, pork belly slices were on special when I went into the store, coincidentally I now have a freezer full of them.

Pork Belly Chinese

8x Pork belly slices – about 2 per person
2 to 3 tsps Chinese five spice
1 to 2 tsps depending on taste Chilli flakes
2 cloves Garlic
3 Tbls Soy sauce
3 Tbls Honey

Place the pork belly in the baking tray and season with the five spice and chilli flakes.
Add the garlic, soy and honey and make sure the meat is well coated in the mixture.
Cover with tin foil and leave to marinade for as long as you can.
Cook in a preheated oven at 160C for 1-1½ hours. Turn occasionally if you want.
Turn the oven up to 210°C
Remove the tin foil and drizzle with another tablespoon of honey if you want them extra sticky.
Return to the oven for another 20-30 minutes.