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Miso Roasted Pork Belly with Pickled Cucumber

Serves: 
6
Preparation time: 
30 minutes
Cooking time: 
2 hours 45 minutes, plus marinating time.

Ingredients

  • 80g (1/4 cup) mild miso paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 40ml Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 20ml orange juice
  • 1 tsp. ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp. sea salt flakes
  • 1.2 kg piece pork belly, scored at 1.5cm intervals
  • Steamed rice and coarsely torn coriander, to serve

Pickled Cucumbers

  • 60ml Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 40ml rice vinegar
  • 5ml tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, seeds removed, coarsely chopped diagonally

Method

  1. Combine miso, five spice, sugar, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, orange juice and ginger in a bowl stir to combine.
  2. Rub over flesh side of pork then place skin side up on a wire rack on a roasting tray scatter with sea salt flakes and refrigerate uncovered for flavours to develop and skin to dry out (6 hours).
  3. Preheat oven 220C. Brush off excess salt, drizzle with oil and roast until golden and skin begins to crisp (15 minutes). Reduce heat to 150C and cook until pork is very tender (2-2_ hours). Set aside to rest. The miso has natural sugars so if the pork is colouring too quickly cover ends loosely with foil.
  4. Meanwhile, for pickled cucumbers, combine Kikkoman Soy Sauce, rice vinegar sesame oil and chilli flakes in a bowl. Whisk to combine, add cucumbers, stir to coat and refrigerate stirring occasionally for flavours to develop (2 hours).
  5. Serve miso glazed pork belly with pickled cucumbers, steamed rice and coriander scattered over.