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Roasted Pork belly with Beetroot and Cabernet reduction.

Posted on May 19, 2008 by in pork

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Roasted Pork belly

I made this pork recipe a while back, but was not sure I should post it for the simple reason that it looks a bit like a heart attack on a plate. I’ve always wanted to try and make a beetroot reduction and this one came out pretty awesome, so that’s why I decided to share it with you.

For the Pork – ask your butcher to give you a piece of belly pork and trim off some of the fat.


I stuffed my pork with feta and sun dried tomatoes, but you can do whatever you fancy. Any butcher, who is proud of his craftsmanship will then roll it for you gladly..

Roasted Pork belly

 

Roasted Pork Belly with Beetroot and Cabernet reduction

Stuffing

1 sachet of sun-dried tomatoes  in olive oil- about 200 gr
3-4 rings of feta cheese
fresh thyme
a handful of fresh breadcrumbs.

Mix the ingredients for the stuffing and spread over the pork belly. Roll the belly and secure with butcher’s twine. Roast in the oven until cooked.

Beetroot and Cabernet reduction

2 cups cabernet
a stick cinnamon
2 cloves
3 beets – juiced
salt
100ml sugar.
In the mean time, juice a couple of beetroots, add  the Cabernet,  cloves and a cinnamon stick and start cooking and reducing until it has a syrupy consistency. Pour into a squeeze bottle and keep in fridge.

Now simply serve the pork on mashed potato (I added chopped spring onions for crunch) and finish off with the reduction.

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20 Responses to “Roasted Pork belly with Beetroot and Cabernet reduction.”

  1. Peter G 19 May 2008 at 7:12 am #

    Ok…I love that photo and that recipe. The beetroot reduction sounds so good and easy! A must try.

  2. myfrenchkitchen 19 May 2008 at 8:44 am #

    The beetroot reduction sounds wonderful Nina! And so does your whole meal! And a stunning photo. And so what, sometimes we can pig out, why not!
    Ronell

  3. cook eat FRET 19 May 2008 at 11:41 am #

    very very very impressive
    and you made it up?
    fabulous..

    pork belly is worth dying for…

  4. Sylvie 19 May 2008 at 11:47 am #

    Heart attack on a plate or not, it looks amazing.

  5. Anonymous 19 May 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    Poor pig I love the what ever
    that is LOVE CHLOE

  6. Jan 19 May 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    That looks fantastic! Great photo too!

  7. Peter M 19 May 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    Nina, I’ve had pork belly on mind for awhile and your approach is helping me with which direction to go.

    You should apologize for not posting this sooner…it’s yum-factor-10!

  8. Carmen 19 May 2008 at 5:48 pm #

    good!!!!
    thanks for your recipe

  9. That Girl 19 May 2008 at 6:00 pm #

    You make it sound so easy!

  10. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 19 May 2008 at 6:16 pm #

    peter g – I think it is time that someone puts beetroot on the map, it is totally underrated.

    ronelle – thanks for visiting my blog so often and also your email.

    cook eat fret – thank you, I’m blushing…

    sylvie – thanks for stopping by

    chloe – that is the funniest comment I have received so far.

    jan – your comments always inspire me

    peter m – I’m glad I could help.

    carmen – a pleasure

    that girl – it is, see for yourself.

  11. michelle @ TNS 19 May 2008 at 7:30 pm #

    no, no, no, it looks like HEAVEN on a plate.

  12. Kevin 19 May 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    That meal sounds really tasty! I am going to have to try a beet root reduction.

  13. kat 19 May 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    Oh man does that sound like heaven on a plate

  14. glamah16 19 May 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    I would risk a heart attack to eat this divine creation!

  15. Kate / Kajal 20 May 2008 at 12:54 am #

    i will never know how this tastes ! i dont eat pork !though i wish i could taste the flavours on another meat !

  16. Daziano 20 May 2008 at 4:07 am #

    Luscious!!! Italians love pork, you know…

  17. White On Rice Couple 20 May 2008 at 8:00 pm #

    All your photography here is beautiful, they should be submitted to a magazine!
    The beetroot reduction sound fabulous too! We’ll wait till our beets get a little bigger to try this one too!

  18. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 20 May 2008 at 9:11 pm #

    michelle – I think all of us foodies think of heaven as something being served on a plate.

    kevin – it’s very simple to make.

    kat – thx

    glamah – you go girl, risk it all…

    kate – I think any gamey meat will do.How about duck.

    daziano – I think Italians love to eat an so do we here in Africa.

    white on rice couple – I’ve tried the magazines, with no success yet.
    Your garden should produce wonderful beets.

  19. Marianna 21 May 2008 at 10:46 am #

    You should had posted this earlier! I’m not a HUGE fan of pork, although I will make an exception for Italian or Spanish hams…
    But I like your dish, and I like the way it looks and all the colours and the way the herbs are placed in an almost delicate/romantic way.

  20. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) 21 May 2008 at 11:39 am #

    marianna – you certainly have a way with words, girl and nothing goes unnoticed. I had to go and look for the romantic herb.


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