Pork belly with roast pear and rocket salad

Tick all the boxes with this flavour-packed meal. Think crispy pork, fresh rocket and juicy roast pear, brought together by a zesty dressing.

8

20m

Note: + resting time

2h 15m

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs coarsely chopped thyme
  • ½ orange, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1.2kg Coles Australian Pork Belly Roast Boneless
  • 1 tbs sea salt flakes
  • 4 small pears, cut into wedges
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g sliced pancetta
  • 1½ tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 120g pkt Coles Australian Baby Rocket
  • 2 small fennel, finely shaved
  • 60g dry-roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small pear, extra, thinly sliced

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 240°C. Line a roasting pan with baking paper. Combine the olive oil, thyme, orange rind and half the garlic in a small bowl. Season. Rub all over the flesh of the pork, avoiding the rind. Place the pork, rind-side up, in the lined pan. Pat rind dry with paper towel. Use a small sharp knife to score rind at 5mm intervals. Rub salt into the rind. Roast for 40-45 mins or until rind crackles. Reduce oven to 160°C. Roast for a further 1¼-1½ hours or until pork is tender. Cover with foil and set aside for 15 mins to rest.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Arrange pear wedges over 1 lined tray. Drizzle with 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil and season. Roast for 20-25 mins or until pear is golden brown and tender. Cool slightly.

STEP 3

While the pear is cooking, arrange the pancetta over the remaining lined tray. Bake for 3-4 mins or until golden brown and crisp. Set aside to cool.

STEP 4

Combine the orange juice, vinegar, remaining garlic and remaining extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl. Season. Combine pear, pancetta, rocket, fennel, almond and extra pear in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Toss to combine.

STEP 5

Transfer the pork to a serving platter with the salad. Season to serve.

Serve with thyme sprigs and orange zest

Dietary Information

Dairy-free
Egg-free
Yeast-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Gluten-free
Lactose-free
Peanut-free
No added sugar

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