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Have just finished the dishes from one of the nicest meals we have had in a long while (and we try to aim high). My wife isn't the keenest on pork as a rule and she really enjoyed it. So ... highly recommended. We made it as set out here and the flavour, combined with fresh stir fried / steamed veges is just superb.
This was a great dish - surprisingly easy to assemble and throw in the oven! In the end I used a little bit of corn starch to thicken the sauce up and it was perfect. As you can see in the photo it turned out pretty well, and we gobbled it up! Watch out - it's a heavy dish so make plenty of lighter sides and veggies to balance it out. Thanks for the recipe!
This is a fantastic recipe! I made it last night and it turned out great. The pork was tender and the crackling provided a nice flavor and texture contrast to the tender meat and fat below. The plum sauce was easy to make as well. I used blond granulated sugar instead of brown, white wine instead of sherry, and a cinnamon stick instead of ground. I used cheese cloth to filter the sauce at the end. I reserved the fat from the sauce and threw it in the fridge. This morning I tasted it and it had a wonderful spiced flavor and soon I will post a recipe that uses it.
Fabulous recipe! The pork was delicious. I removed the pork from the sauce after cooking and returned it to the oven to crisp it up and it was done by the time the sauce had reduced. It would be a great way to serve pork to a large crowd as it is so easy to prepare and easy to serve. And the recipe came from my very own backyard so definitely 5 stars....Thanks Heather!
LOVELY pork and crackling, BEAUTIFUL sauce, and really easy too. I didn't have plums so used half an orange instead.
YUM! The pork was incredibly tender, the crackling perfectly crisp. I didn't have fennel seeds and substituted powder. That meant that it was a wee bit unbalanced. But that was entirely my fault and not this great recipe!!
This is the most delicious pork belly we have eaten. The meat was so tender, the fat crisp and the sauce with the plums, cloves and a touch of chilli... to die for.