Can I cook the Roasted Pork Belly in the Air Fryer?
As per recipe steam in the Varoma, then cook in the air fryer for 15 – 20 mins at 200 degrees. You may need to slice it after steaming to fit in the air fryer. You can thicken the apple sauce by cooking it for 5 mins in the thermie at 70 degrees.
Deboned Pork Belly may take less time but the ones with bones still in taste better.
Make sure the skin is dry and then score & salt liberally without oil.
Can I steam and bake later?
same day can be done, but be sure to dry out the rind for the crackling.
o Bellini fine
o Kogan and Bellini tea towel over top
o Kitchenaid add apples to small basket
• Oven temperature is based on fan forced
• Ovens are individual cook til crackles
• No varoma – cook the pork in basket no apples.
Yes Belly is a fatty cut of meat but so delicious, use another cut if this is not your preference
Bones – yes this is normal for there to sometimes be bones in your pork belly, just leave them in and eat around
Can I use a different size piece of meat?
Larger piece of belly – layer in both trays
2kg extra 40mins steam & oven extra 20mins, (switch to grill for the last 20 mins for crackle)
1.6kg extra 30mins steam & oven extra 20mins, (then into air fryer for the crackle)
Note – check water levels if extending steaming times
Smaller (500g) reduce by 10 mins, pour less of apple sauce around when going into oven
Other cuts used by Skinnies
Rolled pork roast leg (unroll or keep rolled either is fine, just remove string)
Boneless pork piece
§ Increase steaming time and steam in varoma dish (deep one) versus tray.
§ Cooking time – 1.4kg shoulder steam 1.5hr, oven 40 mins
Steam as per recipe, pat dry with paper towel, rub in with fingers some olive oil & sprinkled with salt and put in preheated oven 250C approx. 40 mins with apple sauce. If doesn’t crackle take off and pop under the grill. Can use BBQ/Weber also if doesn’t crackle (crank the Weber on high and chuck it in and check after 10 min)
Makes a lot of sauce
It is quiet liquid but will thicken up in the oven
With or without is fine – use x water to steam
Apples and water remain in jug when steaming the pork
Red or green apples?
Green are more tart which helps to balance out the fatty taste of the pork
People who have used both have found the green to be better
If using red or pink, which are sweeter, you can leave out the honey
Do I peel the apples?
The skin of the apple contains pectin which helps the sauce to thicken.
The recipe says to core the apples, but the core / seeds also contain pectin so people have left the core in successfully by just quartering the apple and throwing it in!
• Apples are poured in the dish around the pork before going into the oven
• I’ve burnt the apple – you could add the apples to the oven at later
roast potatoes & steamed veggies,
sweet potato mash & steamed or roast veggies,
baby potatoes, greens & parsnip mash,
roast spuds and pumpkin and a basic mixed lettuce and fresh apple salad with caramelised onion and honey balsamic dressing,
Asian herbs and greens and garlic lemon mash o Vietnamese Salad
Serving variation – Chopped it up and made them into tacos with slaw and avocado, tomato & grilled corn salsa!