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Serve MALU Pork Slow Cooker Pork Belly this Christmas

───   10:30 Tue, 19 Dec 2023

Serve MALU Pork Slow Cooker Pork Belly this Christmas | News Article
Slow Cooker Pork Belly with a sticky glaze

Looking for a delicious Christmas roast recipe? Why not try MALU Pork's Slow Cooker Pork Belly with a sticky glaze.

Every family celebrates Christmas differently. If you are planning a real "Christmas Eve Dinner" or " Christmas Lunch", you can consider an oven-roasted pork neck with mushroom sauce or a famous Pork Belly with nice crunchy crackling. If you prefer to celebrate Christmas around the pool then Pork Rashers or the famous MALU Sosaties are definitely something to consider.

Contact MALU Pork:

  • 053 833 7170
  • info@malupork.com
  • 1 Carlstein St, Kimdustria, Kimberley

MALU Pork festive season business hours:

  • 22 December close at 13:00
  • 25 December closed
  • 26 December closed
  • 1 January closed

Or place your order here.

Slow Cooker Pork Belly with a sticky glaze

Ingredients:

•1 kg MALU pork Belly (deboned)

•15 ml Coarse Salt

•7.5ml Black Pepper

•2.5ml Cayenne Pepper

For the Glaze:

•60ml Balsamic vinegar

•60ml Chicken Stock

•60ml Honey

•3 Garlic Cloves

•15ml Olive Oil

•15ml Mixed Herbs

•Salt and pepper to taste



Method:

1. Score the pork belly skin diagonally in a diamond pattern.

2. Dry the pork belly skin using kitchen towel.

3. In a small bowl mix together the salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

4. Season the pork belly with the salt mixture by rubbing it well into the skin.

5. In a pan heat oil to medium heat.

6. Add the pork belly skin side down into the pan, cook for 4 minutes until slightly crisped and golden brown.

7. Place the pork belly skin side up in the slow cooker.

8. In a small bowl mix together all the ingredients for the glaze.

9. Por the mixture in the slow cooker, drizzling some over the pork belly.

10. Close the lid and cook on High heat for 4 hours OR low heat for 7 hours.

11. After the time elapsed, place the pork belly in an oven proof dish and grill on 200°C for 5 – 10 minutes to get the skin crisp again.

12. Slice the pork belly as desired and serve with your favourite side dishes.

Tip: Use the leftover glaze in the slow cooker as a sauce.

Get more MALU Pork recipes here.



Why eat pork? 

Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig. It is the most commonly consumed red meat worldwide.

Why should you incorporate more pork into your diet?
To start with, pork is a high-protein food. The protein content of lean, cooked pork is around 26%, measured by the fresh weight. As you know protein is important for muscle building and keeping our organs healthy.
Pork also contains 9 essential amino acids needed for normal body growth and maintenance.
Bearing this in mind, pork can be beneficial for bodybuilders, athletes and anyone who need to build or repair muscles.
Pork is loaded with vitamins and minerals including Thiamine, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Iron.

How should you prepare Pork?
For the best eating experience, lean pork should not be overcooked. The meat is at its most succulent when the internal temperature hits 60-70°C. During preparation, the fat melts away but the intramuscular fat remains, which ensures succulence. Always let your pork rest for a minimum of 3 minutes before carving to serve, this always the natural juices to redistribute after taking off from the heat.
Find inspiration on our recipe page and treat your loved ones with healthy and delicious pork meals, ENJOY!

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