Citrus and Herb NZ Pork Belly Strips recipe
Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus 1 hour to marinate
Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
1 chopping board
1 non-metallic deep dish
1 small bowl
1 zester or peeler
500g NZ pork belly, boneless and sliced into thin strips
Zest and juice of 1 orange
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
20g fennel fronds
20g Italian parsley
20g mint leaves
1 tsp flaky sea salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
Lay the pork strips into a deep dish and rub with salt and pepper.
Peel the rind of the lemon and orange and thinly slice the rind pieces into strips. Thinly slice the herbs. Sprinkle the herbs and zest over the pork.
Combine the olive oil with the freshly squeezed orange juice, then pour over the pork strips. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
While the pork is marinating, preheat the BBQ to 190°C.
Sear the pork strips on the BBQ for 7 minutes either side, then move them to the rack to continue cooking with the lid closed for another 20 minutes.
Serve as whole pieces with fennel slaw.