BBQ Pork Belly and Pineapple Skewers

Hit the BBQ with this tropical recipe.

Ingredients

BBQ Pork and Pineapple Skewers:

1kg pork belly strips, skin removed and sliced into 4 chunks each

½ small pineapple, skin removed and sliced into 4cm x 2cm pieces

1 green capsicum, sliced into approx 4cm pieces

Marinade:

Juice and zest of 1 lime

2 tbsp tomato sauce

1/2 cup hoisin

⅓ cup rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp tamarind paste

1 tbsp ginger minced

Cucumber Salad:

2 Lebanese cucumber, sliced into 6 long wedges then into 3 slices lengthwise

½ bunch coriander, washed and chopped 3cm

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Lightly grease a 20cm x 30cm slice pan and line with baking paper, leaving 3cm overhanging long sides of the pan.

Scatter thyme leaves over the base of the prepared pan and set aside.

Place 2 tbsp brown sugar on a small plate. Press the cut side of each apple into the sugar.

Place a large non-stick frypan over medium heat. In batches, add apple, cut-side down, and cook for 1 minute or until sugar is caramelised. Carefully place, cut-side down, into the prepared slice pan.

Melt 50g butter and remaining 15g brown sugar in the frypan and gently stir until the sugar melts into the butter.

Pour into the prepared pan around the apple halves.

Melt remaining 200g butter, allow to cool completely, then place in a large bowl with almond milk, vanilla and eggs. Whisk to combine.

Place flour, bicarb, 1/4 tsp salt flakes, caster sugar and almond meal in a large bowl. Add egg mixture and yoghurt, and stir until smooth. Pour over the apples.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter and drizzle with maple syrup to serve.

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