Spiced Pork belly with gridded asparagus and hollandaise sauce
Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Spiced pork belly
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Serves: 2
  • Pork belly
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 12 asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon of EV Olive Oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ a lemon
  • Handful of rocket
  • Parmesan shavings
  1. Make a rub with the cumin, turmeric, pepper and a pinch of the sea salt and rub all over the pork belly both sides. Place on a sheet of greeseproof paper and put into the oven on 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Then turn down and cook for a further 1 hour on 180 degrees.
  2. minutes before the end turn your griddle pan on and allow it to heat up (you can just use a frying pan if you don't have a griddle), when hot add a little olive oil and put asparagus crossways against the griddle lines and roll over every minute to create a beautiful slight charring on the skin. They take about 3 minutes to cook so not long.
  3. Pour boiling water into your blender and tip out, this will enable you to cook the eggs while you're creating your sauce.
  4. Add the egg yolks and lemon and blend with the lid on and mix.
  5. Melt the coconut oil and butter in a pan and add slowly to the blender whilst it is on a lower setting for blending. Keep blending for a couple of minutes while the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve a generous chunk of spiced pork belly with hollandaise sauce, griddled asparagus, rocket and a few shavings of parmesan to top (I just used my potato peeler). Enjoy.
Recipe by The Life Sutra at https://blog.thelifesutra.com/spiced-pork-belly-with-griddled-asparagus-and-hollandaise-sauce/