Crispy Pork Belly with Spiced Apricot

Crispy Pork Belly with Spiced Apricot

Crispy Pork Belly with Spiced Apricot

Only 8 ingredients required for this stunning dish.



  • 1 lb Boneless Pork Belly

  • 1 TBS Chinese 5 spice

  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar

  • 12 dried apricots, halved

  • 1 dried chili

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 cups chard or kale

  • Lemon Juice to Taste


1. Heat oven to  375°. Score skin of pork belly by making shallow, diagonal cuts with a sharp knife.

2. Mix Sugar and Chinese 5 spice together and rub into skin. Put belly skin side up in a shallow roasting pan and cook for one hour or until skin is very crispy (increase oven temperature to broil setting if not crispy after one hour). Rest for at least 15 minutes. Cut into one inch squares with serrated knife.

3. While pork is cooking, in a sauce pan, put apricots, whole dried chili and cinnamon in a pan with a half cup of water and bring to a simmer. Then, cook with a lid for 8 minutes or until apricots are very soft. remove lid and cook until liquid has almost evaporated. Remove cinnamon and chili.

4. Steam greens minimally to maintain shape and color. Season simply with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.

5. Plate each pork belly square on a single leaf and place apricot halves between pork.



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