Monday, January 5, 2015

Crispy Roast Pork

My boy was back for his year end break and we spent quality time together from Christmas eve till Jan 4th 2015.  He requested that we make our own roast pork.  *Wink . First time making this roast pork and it turned 90 percent as good as the bought one :)  I need to practice more and I am sure I will succeed in making a perfect one soon :p  The skin is crispy but not puffy enough.  So I need to perfect the skin.  Taste is good.  Anyway, the skin is crispy and the meat tender and succulent.  Will be making this again for CNY.   My boy and WB ate this with chilled beer and whiskey !  Forget about dieting.  I joined the guys and had a wonderful time forgetting about my diet :p  I used Sonia's recipe ( Nasilemaklover )





























Crispy Roast Pork   - adapted from Sonia's blog

2.8kg pork belly, with skin on 
2tbsp salt

Dry rub
2 tsp garlic salt  (you may replace with garlic powder or grated garlic and salt)

1 tsp five spice powder
1 tsp ground white pepper

1. Try to have a flat and same level of pork belly (for even browning when roasting) by cutting off those extra meat underneath ). Blanch the pork in a pot of boiling water for 5mins.
2. Remove and wipe dry with paper towels.
3. Prick the skin all over with a sharp skewer, the more holes you can make the better.
4. Then use a sharp knife to lightly score the skin.
5. Massage the dry rub into the meat and rub the salt on the skin.
6. Place pork on a wire rack, uncovered, place in the fridge and let it dry out slowly overnight. (Alternatively put in a oven with a fan blowing for 3hours to dry the skin)
7. Preheat the oven to 200C. Place the pork, skin side up, on a wire rack in the oven, and place a tray underneath to catch the drippings.
8. Roast for 25mins and then switch the oven from bake to grill function (upper heat only), increasing the temperature to 230C. Grill until the skin is evenly blistered and browned (around 50mins)
9. Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly. Cut into long strips then slice and serve warm.


Enjoy!


12 comments:

  1. My sis in law makes this too, which means I don't have to! Sometimes she uses the hair dryer to dry the meat, seems to work. Just a bit of info.

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    1. Lucky you..I wish I have someone make this for me :) Thanks for the tip Will try using the hair dryer the next time I make this again :)

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  2. Glad to hear you've had a lovely quality time with your family. All the best in 2015

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    1. Veronica, same to you too..have a great 2015 and we will meet again this year ya :) I had a great time with my sonnie and I wish for more time like this :)

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    1. Kathy, make la...very easy to make :)

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  4. Happy 2015 to you. Good to hear u and family had a good time.

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    1. Same to you too Nancy :) hahaha yea had a great time cooking for the sonnie :p

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  5. I made my own roast pork once many years ago but dare not make again because the oil splattered in the oven was so hard to clean. did you have the same prob too?

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    1. Grace, I made a small piece as you can see in the photos. And I place a big piece of aluminium foil under the rack, thus it covered most part of the bottom shelf. The oil does splatter but not much on the side and top. Once the oven cooled down, I used soapy water to clean . Seriously not much oil and not hard to clean at al :) The oil drips to the bottom as you can see. I set my oven temp to 230C not like some 250C. You try again and see. Poke more on the skin surface...maybe this will helps to reduce the oil from splattering everywhere coz got holes for it to release tension :p

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  6. I wish I could taste a piece. They look so crisp and great, Elin.

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    1. Angie....you can make this too...very easy and wont be messy if you put a bigger piece of aluminium at base to collect all the splatter of oil :p . It is crispy but I want to have more blisters on the skin the next time I make this :)

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