Qingming (Chinese people visit the graves or burial grounds of their ancestors) on last weekend. After the ceremony, everyone was enjoyed this roast pork and they claimed that the taste is exactly like those selling outside..Even my SIL who has left not many teeth, also enjoying this roast pork very much, hehehe.. Feel free to try out this recipe as you might surprise with just few simple steps and you can get a very crispy skin of roast pork..
With this special skewer, it was so much easy to prick the skin..
Latest update :-I attached these photos, this is the shop that i bought this skewer. This shop is located at the wet market. They are selling all kind of housewhole items..
buy a nice lean and even layers of pork belly
first blanch in hot water, this step is good as it will remove the unpleasant smell from the pork if any..
pat dry with paper towel
use a sharp skewer to prick the skin, more holes you can make the better
use a sharp knife to lightly score the skin
rub salt and seasonings
place on a wire rack and dry in the fridge overnight
you can personlise the taste with your own spice rub mixture e.g you can add red fermented soy bean , but i prefer mine to be just simple with good Chinese five spices powder and ground white pepper..
roast pork is done with skin blistered and browned
juicy meat and crispy skin of roast pork, do you like to have some?
Crispy Roast Pork 脆皮烧肉
(recipe source: adapted from flavours food lifestyle magazine with minor changes)
2.8kg pork belly, with skin on
2tsp garlic salt (you may replace with garlic powder or grated garlic and salt) + 1tsp sea salt
1tsp + 1/2 tsp five spice powder
1tsp 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.